…they’re cleaning them.
[at Embarcadero Station, thanks to reader Rob for the submission!]
Wait, the white is clean?
Confused, because I don’t see how they could have written the “…KE” with anything but the most powerful power washer.
It looks like they are using some sort of abrasive cleaner blasted out of the end of some contraption. You can see the debris on the track bed below. Strangely narrow diameter, though.
Poor “Legs”… That artist has to be bummed.
yeah, she’s suing to get it cleaned but BART says it can’t be done. Honestly a subway is a terrible place for a textile sculpture.
If you hold the nozzle of a pressure-washer close then you can write like that. Mostly you hold it farther away to cover more area though.
Is the concrete really colored white? I always thought the gray walls were just regular unfinished concrete surface.
That’s kinda sorta awesome.
Hell, yes it is.
Stale air. Like to see some samples of the air quality in the bart stations. Think they need some giants fans like in the new devils slide tunnel.
Well, they have giant fans– of a sort. I believe that most of the energy used to power the trains is actually spent pushing air through the tunnels.
It’s a lot less surprising when you remember that the brown/gray “Legs” sculpture that used to be in the station was once bright orange.
I specifically clicked this post to mention “Legs”.
It looks like the whole station was at one point white. Or at least, a lighter gray.
oh man. the whole feel of that “Legs” thing is so different now that it’s a grim gray/black. Didn’t realize it wasn’t originally supposed to look like the chains of hell.
that’s a sculpture?!
We need to hire Alexandre Orion.
I thought it was rigging from an old ship that had sunk in the bay.
The blog so nice they named it twice. (And to be clear, it's mostly about the Mission.)