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Ramp Demolition III

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 13 September 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Beale Street in San Francisco

It is now early afternoon. The sun has emerged and the pace of the work has increased. The job must be completed over the weekend in order to avoid a massive traffic jam in the area come Monday.

At right is the new temporary terminal that will operate here until 2017 when the new Transit Center is scheduled to open.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, shows lots of action

13 Sep 2010 5:14am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Great series! I like the tones and the great detail of the dust cloud

13 Sep 2010 5:54am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much this wide angle view, they seem to work hard!

13 Sep 2010 6:47am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

looks like transformers are fighting each other :)

13 Sep 2010 8:11am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

By seeing these works, we cannot refrain from thinking of Ground O at New York !

13 Sep 2010 11:04am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very interesting capture again Stephen... nice documentary ! Have a nice day :)

13 Sep 2010 12:22pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Hey, I've been there! Guess things will look a bit different when I come back :)

13 Sep 2010 12:59pm

@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: Indeed they will John.It looks like they're getting close to being ready to knock down the north overpass on Beale pretty soon. That has Muni overhead lines running under it so we'll see what happens. What is your estimated return date to The Bay Area? It would be good to know in terms of asking around about gigs.

Sunder from Chennai, India

Lovely action shot...Amazing these machines can demolish with no harm (?) to adjacent buildings...

13 Sep 2010 6:17pm

k@ from Paris, France

An impressive serie, Stephen, going crescendo, this one in full action & light is amazing with everything around so close & clean ! Have a great week, dear*

13 Sep 2010 6:36pm

Laurent from Lyon, France

very impressive.
In Lyon they also demolish a ramp but it do not take two days but more two years.
So I let you imagine the perpetual traffic jam. You should ask some of them to come over here to solve our problem...

13 Sep 2010 8:04pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very interesting shot of these workers

13 Sep 2010 8:51pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, Canada

Very cool shot. It is a historical record.

13 Sep 2010 10:51pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

looks like things are moving right along.......

13 Sep 2010 11:49pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

these things take so long to construct and so little time to tear down...

14 Sep 2010 2:19am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

WOW a weekend job? That is amazing!

14 Sep 2010 2:23am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

This is a great shot! hope they finish soon! Interesting!!!!

14 Sep 2010 2:52am

Will from Gainesville, United States

great street /urban shot!

14 Sep 2010 1:03pm