This is a quick and easy find. I've walked, jogged and biked past this one many times with others who never even knew it existed (tunnel vision?) so I decided to bring a little more attention to it. Heck, you could do it from your car if you look quick.
When you get here, identify:
1. What the object is
2. What color is it
Send me a message with the answers BEFORE you post your find.
Please don't post any of the answers. Naturally, if you do I will be forced to erase your log entry. Let's keep this one fun for those who haven't visited the site.
PLEASE DO NOT POST PICTURES OF THE OBJECT!
Bonus points to anybody who can give me the history of this object.