Conshohocken highlights Ukraine support

Conshohocken shined a light on its support for Ukraine this week when the manager of one of the new high rises converted its night lights from white to blue and yellow, the colors of the besieged country.

I feel I played a small part in highlighting this gesture of goodwill after messaging the mayor of my town who contacted the building manager to determine the feasibility of such a lighting change. Mayor Yaniv Aronson, who is also a professor at the Montgomery County Community College, responded to my request and immediately contacted AmerisourceBergen, a pharmaceutical wholesaler that moved into the building at First Avenue and Fayette Street.

The Conshohocken structure offers a 27-room boutique hotel, a rooftop bar and lounge, a nifty public plaza as well as two new restaurants, and a 1,500-space parking garage. Other adjoining high rises joined in the night lights brightening up the suburban streets and walkways.

High rises surrounding the historic firehouse honor Ukraine resistance

My son Nicholas and I had discussed the lighting of the buildings after seeing such structures as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Roman Colosseum, and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin now providing the blue and yellow glow each night.

Conshohocken has joined them in the worldwide effort to provide esprit de corps to our peace-loving neighbors and allies. It feels good to have taken part in such a community activity, one that reached fruition within a matter of days. I can’t wait until it’s dark outside to drive across the Matsonford Bridge to get a birds-eye view of the new lights on the building.


Check it out yourself if you’re driving along the Schuylkill Expressway from Philadelphia and want to see our community project.

Head up Fayette Street and take in the sites.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy the sight!


Nicholas Alexander Contos captured this picture from Fayette Street

(Special thanks to Conshohocken Mayor Aronson as well as AmerisourceBergen, the Financial Advisors of Delaware, and all other firms lighting their buildings!)

One comment on “Conshohocken highlights Ukraine support

  1. contoveros says:

    The following messages were exchanged on Facebook:

    Terri Kiral
    What a beautiful site AND a beautiful testament from a true soldier of peace. This is wonderful.

    Terri Kiral I feel really good about my town and its effort to engage in world events with such a small but “enlightening” act . . .

    Terri Kiral
    Michael J Contos, I see what you did there.

    Terri Kiral
    Thank you from your heavenly perch in Nirvana or Norristown.
    Luba Schmid
    (Yellow hands clapping over blue hearts)

    Wow, you got their colors down pat. Way to go girl!

    Luba Schmid
    Diakuyu! I’m Ukrainian.

    Luba Schmid
    Wow. I did not know.… But today, many of us are Ukrainian in support of the motherland.
    I knew several people who went to St. Ludwig’s school who were Ukrainian. (My father came from Greece. My grandmother on my mother’s side was raised in Hungary.)
    Thanks for the information!
    Cyndi Smith
    Love it!!

    Cyndi Smith
    Thanks, my dear. I feel shining the blue and yellow lights is like an offering of prayer for the consolidation of all humanity seeking peace.

    Cyndi Smith
    It is a prayer asking for peace, for all.

    Liked by 1 person

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