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Ramp Demolition I

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 11 September 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Beale Street in San Francisco

Exactly two weeks to the day after San Francisco's Transbay Terminal closed - it was time to tear down the bus ramps where they crossed Beale Street. I was heading towards my office which is in the next block (south) and decided to chronicle the proceedings.

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Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very interesting capture Stephen, that must be quite impressive to see... Have a nice weekend :)

11 Sep 2010 7:42am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom explosive implosions?

11 Sep 2010 8:14am

@Curly: Hmmmm - stay tuned, Curly...

yz from Budapest, Hungary

this could make a ggreat spot of red shot

11 Sep 2010 8:53am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

It is a beautiful composition. The truck is shown under a good angle and adds a touch of lively color to the image

11 Sep 2010 9:17am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

SF is changing. Good document!
Are you safe from the big fire, I suppose?

11 Sep 2010 11:13am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you for asking, Francisco. I was at work - listening to a baseball game streaming on my computer (our local team is very much in competition for a play-off spot). I had no idea that anything had happened until one of the sportscasters mentioned something on the post-game show - well more than four hours after the initial explosion. It was a horrific scene and my prayers go to all of the families who lost lives of loved ones - to the burn victims - and to those who lost their homes.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

super POV and cool compo . love this light blue tones .

11 Sep 2010 2:20pm

David from Detroit, United States

Great use of leading lines. I'm sure the sweeping curve of the bus ramp would have made a good leading line, too, but it's gone! ;)

11 Sep 2010 2:23pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice street shot

11 Sep 2010 4:23pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

wow, David and I drove right by this as well I think . Awesome job here Stephen. You are doing a very importand service here, I can feel it..this is fantastic sir - Great job!!

11 Sep 2010 7:53pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I don't know what is is about demolitions that I find so compelling. I guess it that something so strong and sturdy can be demolished.

14 Sep 2010 2:20am