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As you can imagine, I really, really don’t like this.

On orders from the federal government, Philadelphia is replacing all its electromechanical signal boxes with a digital system that will eventually host the guts for a citywide network of surveillance cameras. While the old signal boxes were small enough to be strapped to the poles of traffic lights, the new digital, camera-ready signals require a lot more space – freestanding cabinets 67 inches tall.

Link here (hattip).

Alex Eckelberry