Monday, February 20, 2006

build it....

...and they will come.

The new commuter station is tucked against the side of the sloping railroad grade. It stands nearly empty in stark contrast to the teeming stations of the New York Transit system as pictured daily on Express Train.

This, in fact, is an example of building the infrastructure before the flood of development descends. Within a week of the stations opening day heavy equipment showed up to strip the black Illinois topsoil from a farm about a mile away. On this visit (a Saturday morning) there were only 4 cars in the 350 car lot.

Soon the spot will be bustling with commuters and coffee shops will pop up like weeds in the spring.


Lynne said...

Wouldn't it have been nice if they could have at least kept the architectural style of the new train station in keeping with the "neighborhood"? I think that's the hardest part of all of this development. The loss of character (and beauty) of what existed before.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Progress, right? Help!