Hobokenpix: Wire Overload?

10/23/2009:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 10/23/2009

Have you ever taken notice to some of the street poles in Hoboken? They’re grossly overload with all sorts of cable, phone, FiOS, and power wires. Some may see the “industrial beauty” in such hornets nests, but others may feel it’s just too much – and destined for future failure.

What would it take to convert the entire city to a more aesthetically pleasing (and overall more reliable) underground wiring system?

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19 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Wire Overload?"

escaped68
Member

Upon a closer look the sloppy wiring is for cable tv. I’ll grant that the phone wires could be neater but the real culprits for the mess are the cable techs

plywood
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plywood

Bingo. Sloppy cable installs on the overhead lines, on the fronts of buildings and inside of residences! They just don’t seem to care what it looks like, and won’t start to care unless we make them.

In response to escaped68 who said:
Upon a closer look the sloppy wiring is for cable tv. I’ll grant that the phone wires could be neater but the real culprits for the mess are the cable techs

realstuff
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realstuff

Let’s not elect wooden heads in the future. LOL

tdolby42
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tdolby42

Its true we have wooden sewers???

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

If you google hoboken wooden sewers, you’ll see that the north hudson sewerage authority started taking bids to replace our wooden wonders. Bids were, according to the pdf, due at the end of August. I’d be curious to know what the outcome was/is.

Wooden sewers: no wonder this city smells like it is rotting!

In response to tdolby42 who said:
Its true we have wooden sewers???

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

Not all the wooden sewers would be replaced under this bid. Wonder how many miles of them we still have?

In response to Litteredboken who said:
If you google hoboken wooden sewers, you’ll see that the north hudson sewerage authority started taking bids to replace our wooden wonders. Bids were, according to the pdf, due at the end of August. I’d be curious to know what the outcome was/is.

Wooden sewers: no wonder this city smells like it is rotting!

Bullbreed333
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Bullbreed333

Oh geez, even suggesting that Hoboken change over the wiring to underground makes me think of how long everything else takes to get done here —> FOREVER!! That sort of project would be bad for the city, too much digging and chaos in such a small space as it is.

If it’s aesthetics we’re talking about, the crazy amounts of wires are nowhere near as bad as those new and nasty streetlights… it’s like a mall parking lot out in front of our place now. Feel like we should have a couple of McMansions built on the block just to fit it with the lights too.

nacholibre
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nacholibre

Looks like Bombay! Seriously, I grew up in a perfect (sarcasm) planned community, but one thing that was nice was all utility/electric/etc wires were buried underground.

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