Good afternoon from New York.
Since my previous blog post, much work has been continuing along my street to repair the damage recently done to the electrical power sources. The city heat has been oppressive, but the teams of Con Edison workers have nonetheless been working very long hours to complete the massive project.
It is a pleasure to share some pictures that might illustrate the nature of the challenge.
The above photo shows a large tangle of old wires removed during the repair work. The following photo shows the same tangle, plus an iconic yellow taxi, a parked bike, and also orange traffic cones placed along our stretch of Broadway during the massive repair work being done below street level.
The following picture, looking south on Broadway, indicates what a large section of that avenue has been temporarily removed from vehicular traffic access. If you look carefully, you will see some of the workers in that crevasse.
On my own street, lots of large vehicles arrive for their part in the process and then depart, their places to be filled my other large vehicles and equipment. It is quite an operation.
The workers are very professional and keep their various "work stations" very tidy and safe.
In this closer view of the same team, you can tell that one of the men is working below ground. The temperature above ground is 90 F.
Plywood protective boxes have been constructed to keep non-professionals from getting too close to the open man holes.
A close look at the next photo will show you that there are many such "purpose built crates" along the street. Everything is progressing steadily, carefully and surely towards a successful completion.
Just to switch up the photographs a bit, I wanted to share this bouquet that I saw at yesterday's Union Square farmers market. I have given the address of this blog page to some of the electrical rescue teams, and hope that they will see the flowers as a thank you for all their hard work.
I also thank you all who have visited and commented on my immediately previous post. Together, these two posts show some different city views from those that I often share. It's all part of NYC!