Wednesday, November 21, 2007

World's Largest Lugnut, Lansing MI

November 13, 2007.

Lansing MI is home to the Lansing Lugnuts (we're talking the heart of the auto industry here, folks), a Class "A" affiliate of the Toronto Blue-Jays, and they play at Oldsmobile Park in downtown Lansing. The park is on E. Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing, and catty-corner to it (the corner of E. Michigan and S. Cedar) stands the world's largest lugnut. I don't know why it's sitting on top of a smokestack, but it is. The smokestack is part of the Lansing Board of Power and Light, and it's obviously an electricy generation plant. Sitting right on the corner is a bar called the Nut House Sports Grill, and you can see the the lugnut literally "towers" over the place. Here I've got a picture of the lugnut during the daytime behind the Nut House sign (which, I think, was probably a gas station at some point). If you stand just to the left of the bar, looking down an alley, you can get a picture of the lugnut with the Michigan State Capitol off in the distance. At night both the bar and the nut are lit up -- it's quite festive, actually.

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