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Old 12-14-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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Carillon

I passed this daily and will miss it. Mother Nature did a nice job with it
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Old 12-14-2015, 06:56 PM
 
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Yeah, it was really nice and I'm sad it won't be up any more this year.
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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Carillon Tree of Light coming down for season | WDTN
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:40 PM
 
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I'll miss it too. Great idea to do it, just needs a stronger rod on top and better anchoring. Put a UD engineering senior design team on it!
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:47 PM
 
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Absolutely beautiful. Just happened today. A lot of time and effort to get that decorated.p
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Although **** happens, the fact that a beautiful display was put up and broken within two weeks is emblematic of what's wrong with Dayton nowadays. Didn't anybody consider the possibility that, gee, a 200 foot high string of Christmas lights just might be subject to high winds?

Except that it mirrors exactly how anything else is done in Dayton:

1) Someone gets a good idea
2) It isn't put through the correct planning or research, including risk mitigation and contingencies
3) It's hastily done
4) Something goes wrong
5) The whole thing is scrapped, or worse, left to rot

As an excellent example of this, consider the hole in the ground Steve Rauch left behind. Drive by it on Ludlow Street and you can see that the city has done a really halfassed attempt to hide the hole by covering the chain link fence with tarps. Except that they only covered about half the fence, still leaving the hole visible from the street.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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Although **** happens, the fact that a beautiful display was put up and broken within two weeks is emblematic of what's wrong with Dayton nowadays. Didn't anybody consider the possibility that, gee, a 200 foot high string of Christmas lights just might be subject to high winds?

Except that it mirrors exactly how anything else is done in Dayton:

1) Someone gets a good idea
2) It isn't put through the correct planning or research, including risk mitigation and contingencies
3) It's hastily done
4) Something goes wrong
5) The whole thing is scrapped, or worse, left to rot

As an excellent example of this, consider the hole in the ground Steve Rauch left behind. Drive by it on Ludlow Street and you can see that the city has done a really halfassed attempt to hide the hole by covering the chain link fence with tarps. Except that they only covered about half the fence, still leaving the hole visible from the street.
god you're a pessimist. Carillon park is a separate entity than the city of Dayton, how does this have anything to do with that? Besides, the tree of light was a great idea that gave a lot of people a lot of joy, cant you just be glad that it happened instead of jumping to criticisms about it and the city as whole. At least people here are at least willing to do something to try and make this city great.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:41 AM
 
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god you're a pessimist. Carillon park is a separate entity than the city of Dayton, how does this have anything to do with that? Besides, the tree of light was a great idea that gave a lot of people a lot of joy, cant you just be glad that it happened instead of jumping to criticisms about it and the city as whole. At least people here are at least willing to do something to try and make this city great.
Have to agree. Don't think this was caused by being in city limits....

After all, with this kind of logic we might as well write Beavercreek off because the Lofino's shopping center and Beaver-Vu cinema is a blighted hole no one can seem to redevelop, right?

(sorry about the petty self-amusement there, couldn't resist!)

Anyways, the display was really nice and I certainly hope they can bring it back next year. And re-designing it would be an awesome senior design project for the Mech. E's over at UD.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Covington, KY
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god you're a pessimist. Carillon park is a separate entity than the city of Dayton, how does this have anything to do with that? Besides, the tree of light was a great idea that gave a lot of people a lot of joy, cant you just be glad that it happened instead of jumping to criticisms about it and the city as whole. At least people here are at least willing to do something to try and make this city great.

I have to agree with him on this one.

(I also think he should see about a job with the city.)
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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Although **** happens, the fact that a beautiful display was put up and broken within two weeks is emblematic of what's wrong with Dayton nowadays. Didn't anybody consider the possibility that, gee, a 200 foot high string of Christmas lights just might be subject to high winds?

Except that it mirrors exactly how anything else is done in Dayton:

1) Someone gets a good idea
2) It isn't put through the correct planning or research, including risk mitigation and contingencies
3) It's hastily done
4) Something goes wrong
5) The whole thing is scrapped, or worse, left to rot

As an excellent example of this, consider the hole in the ground Steve Rauch left behind. Drive by it on Ludlow Street and you can see that the city has done a really halfassed attempt to hide the hole by covering the chain link fence with tarps. Except that they only covered about half the fence, still leaving the hole visible from the street.
It won't let me rep you right now, but you are correct!

The engineers for the Carrillon display are from Brookville, which makes it even WORSE! Do they not know about Dayton weather? Jesus Christ....
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