Monday, November 2, 2009

East Market

I did a brief walk of the newly opened stretch of East Market Street that was closed to remove the I-65/60 ramp. The area is opened up, completely connects to the near east side, and is much more walkable. I'm sure within the next couple of days or weeks, a much more qualified blogger will do a much more complete analysis of this project.

I have the highest hopes that this upgrade will help wipe away this image that this area has developed over the years.


The next two shots are taken at the intersection of College and Market...If anyone remembers how this place used to look, its quite an improvement. It was a dangerous intersection for pedestrians and motorists alike. Unfortunately, I do not have any before shots.





Some new sidewalks and modern homeless-proof benches...


This old railroad bridge received a face lift; rusted and crumbling no more!




It is also illuminated at night...

5 comments:

Kevin said...

I took pics on Thursday but have been too busy to make a post on them. Hopefully I can get to it tonight. Nice job, and I'm sure your pics are better than mine.

cdc guy said...

One is hopeful that the new apartment project at the Bank One Ops Center site will help this stretch of street.

...but realistically, what is there to walk to along Market? The apartment residents will walk up New Jersey or Alabama to get to the Marsh/O'Malia store, Tuchman Cleaners, and Fusek's Hardware, not to mention bars, restaurants, and other attractions on Mass Ave.

Curt said...

At least its a start. When someone decides to better develop in this area or beyond, at least there will be a good way to get there. GREAT photos by the way. The lighting looks perfect for capturing this area I think. Darkness in the clouds for the old, and the blue sky for the pretty new-ness... or something like that. Regardless, keep up the good work bro!

AmericanDirt said...

So the Cole-Noble District is what they call it? Wasn't aware of that.

mheidelberger said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! If the Bank Ops center is renovated to apartments. they would probably go up New Jersey, but I wonder if the people of the Holy Cross area passing through would spawn some development. The Cole-Noble district was new to me and a Sheriff deputy that was passing by as well. One of my Flickr contacts whom is quite the Indianapolis historian left some information about the origin of the name (which may be accessed by clicking that specific image).