I was out by Midway Mall over the weekend. It’s very strange not to have to drive over the 49th Street Bridge (which was demolished last November) to get across Route 57.
It’s an improvement, but as a result, there are a lot of new traffic lights. But that’s progress.
There’s other changes going on out there as well, including the ongoing demolition of the former Sveden House Smorgasbord.
You might remember that I did a two-part post on the well-remembered buffet (here and here) and another about its promotional postcard (here).
Anyway, here’s a photo of the building from about a year ago, when winters actually brought a little bit of snow.
And here’s the view from sunny Saturday afternoon.
Looks like the excavator has been customized with a unique sunshade (below). Either that or the operator was watching me as I took my photograph.