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The conversation started on Reddit. Curious citizens wanted to know the source of the purple or magenta light spotted by drivers on Interstate 77 southbound, Interstate 490 and East 55th Street. Others weighed in, giving their opinions about the source of the strange magenta aura in the sky.
The greenhouse located off East 55th Street evokes bright magenta and other colors in the early morning hours. Photo courtesy: Green City Growers.
Installed nearly six years ago on a parcel of land that was burdened with 40 abandoned homes and factories, Green City Growers acquired the land and turned it into something for a neighborhood hit hard with lack of employment and slow growth in development.
Jeremy Lisy, general manager of Green City Growers who oversees the greenhouse, said the magenta light is a result of a recent switch about four months ago from the energy exhaustive metal halide and high-pressure sodium lamps to energy-efficient LED lamps.
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