It’s a rainy, cold Saturday, 3:30pm. Just walked home from the Science Museum. One mile – all but 2 blocks were in the shelter of the skyway system.
I love that. I love the skyway system.
It was a quiet walk, as the skyways always are on weekends. But it wasn’t uneventful. I took some pictures for you.
3 days ago, the Pioneer Press published an article about the skyway ‘crazy show‘. It has 162 comments. People are talking.
7 days ago, the same paper featured our family. We bought and renovated a downtown condo and made it our family home. Unlike New York, where people put crazy money into small spaces all the time, in Saint Paul it’s rare – with kids even more so. So it made the news. 14 comments, 5 are mine. Much more to say about the ‘crazy show’.
Citing a scary encounter in a skyway restroom, the daughter of one of downtown St. Paul’s biggest property owners is asking the city to let her close her skyway doors early. But the city’s not too keen on the idea. Source: Downtown St. Paul building manager wants relief from skyway ‘crazy show’
The picture above is the skyway connecting to Central Station on the Green Line, taken for the newspaper.
Were the officers shown called to help solve a problem? Is it a photo-op? Probably neither. I assume it’s the buddy system plus one. It’s St. Paul’s way of being proactive to deter crime, graffiti, unwanted solicitations, littering, and loitering. 3 officers, 3 of them.