Electric Jungle Gym on Third Street
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Electric Jungle Gym on Third Street
Electric Jungle Gym on Third Street. (Branden Klayko / Broken Sidewalk)

The steel web of wires and transformers nestled on Third Street between the Galt House ballroom and the new LG&E substation has officially begun deconstruction. Now that the electricity has been switched to the new substation, the electric jungle gym is no longer needed.

The first stages of the deconstruction process involve removing the very large transformers and draining their oil. The next step will likely involve removal of wires and those porcelain pine-cone-things (which are also deceptively large). The steel structure can then be cut up into small pieces and trucked away.

Many transformers have already been removed and drained and crews today were cutting up segments of steel. This electric jungle gym is one eyesore we certainly won’t miss downtown.

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