Saturday, May 28, 2016

Andy's Angles: Lighting Up

It takes a lot to impress me, and it happened a couple of weeks ago.

A new gym, called Crunch, opened inside the Mall at Steamtown in downtown Scranton.  For years, when the bridge over Lackawanna Avenue was retail space, there was mirrored glass here.  It was to maximize the selling space inside.

Now, the glass is clear (actually slightly frosted) so exercisers could look out onto the avenue and passers-by could look in.

The gym opens at 5 in the morning and stays open until 11 at night, so the bright lights, shining onto the street below, is striking.
It really lights up the street, and it adds life to a dark downtown.  You really have to see it.  I'm sure it will get even better once the new movie theater moves in across the street.