the North Side
In 2001, Binghamton
retrofitted its traffic lights with red and green LED lenses for its traffic
signals in an effort to save on electric bills (since LEDS consume less
electricity). This cost-saving measure is even applied to the Art Deco,
Syracuse-style (bracketed) four-way signal positioned in the middle; the
other two signals date (no doubt) from the early 1970s, when Binghamton
installed a number of new signals.
Another notable feature
of this intersection is that old suspension poles, which were probably
used downtown, are reused for residential intersections. Until the 1980s,
a similar four-way Art Deco (Syracuse-style) hung from a guywire-suspended
mast arm that was attached to a telephone pole. Photo taken
31 March 2002.