Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Powdered Holes

After the work day is over, the people who actually keep 
the city functioning begin their shifts.
Under the glare of LED lights, utility workers
enter the netherworld of Indy's buildings
to maintain the heating, electrical and
telecommunications systems that the accountants,
attorneys, and administrative workers need
to perform their jobs.

I saw these men working near the intersection 
of Pennsylvania and Ohio Streets, where
they dug through several inches of asphalt and
concrete to lift the heavy steel covers,
giving them access to the steam ducts below.

It appears that, in addition to the near-daylight 
quality of the lighting, the men are using 
saws that somehow don't allow the concrete 
dust to blow all over. Instead, it's made
a tidy pile around the perimeter of the hole. 

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

Interesting shots. There's a whole world of tunnels and passageways in our cities that we never see and don't even think about.