en·er·gy (nr-j) pronunciation of "energy" [P]
n. pl. en·er·gies
1. The capacity for work or vigorous activity; vigor; power.
a. Exertion of vigor or power: a project requiring a great deal of time and energy.
b. Vitality and intensity of expression: a speech delivered with energy and emotion.
a. Usable heat or power.
b. A source of usable power, such as petroleum or coal.
as soon as one arrives at midtown market, it is instantly apparent the constant flow of energy that flows in and out of the area. There is the light rail, which has it's scheduled arrivals and departures, bringing people and potential consumers. These people use the electric light rail as an alternative to driving. By not driving, they stillvuse energy in another way: through electricity. The steady flow of traffic, only interrupted by the multiple stop lights, moves people through the area. The energy being produced to move these vehicles comes from the burning of oil, which is one of the most essential elements in today's market. Even the simple stop lights that the flow of traffic use energy.
The distribution of businesses around on lake street draw the everyday consumer in. The resturaunts provide people with a source of energy, where the people can eat and power their bodies to continue their journey from point a to point b.
Midtown works like the human body. With the roads and light rail being veins, the stop lights being arteries, and the blood being people. Without any one of these components, the "body" wouldn't function. And without energy to power these components, there wouldnt be a Midtown.