WALK, don’t run!

On a very hot 4 July 2002, a set of signals in Washington Park face replacement. Among them: A unique pagoda-style 4-way signal that actually faces one way of traffic. On the two sides that face 90 degrees, the signal has a red light and a WALK light that activates for pedestrians; the side opposite the traffic has simply a red light.

The signal is mounted on a stainless-steel truss that was probably erected in the early 1960s. The three other signals used at the intersection are Crouse-Hinds “breadloaf”-style signals that probably date from the same time period as the trusses.Photos taken 4 July 2002.

As of early October, these signals are history. See what they look like.

  A closeup view of the pagoda pedestrian signal. The lens appears to have some flaw.

The Golden State infiltrates the city’s downtown. A stunning new signal!

Global changes on Central and Washington avenues.

They used to prevail on Central Avenue.

Pagoda heaven!

New modes for an old pagoda signal.

More themes in green.

Here is an Art Deco bracket.

Themes in the City of Albany.