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