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Ramp Demolition VI

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 16 September 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Beale Street - San Francisco

This capture taken directly in front of my office.

Mid-afternoon on Saturday as they hammered away at this off-ramp (August 21, 2010).

Tomorrow - the view on Monday. The street and sidewalks were in great shape - as if nothing had happened. Aside from the small mountains of rubble piled in a vacant lot - it was as if this bridge had never been there. I was very impressed by what they accomplished in just a weekend.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great shot, nice one

16 Sep 2010 5:16am

silver from k, Iran

when i pass machinery on the streets i just want to capture them loved it nice

16 Sep 2010 6:10am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Here you caught the atmosphere of the demolition, let's see Monday's aspect :)

16 Sep 2010 6:41am

k@ from Paris, France

This serie amazes also because the big contrast between calm/sunny mood and the demolition in process, the dust, the noise we can figure out. Great reportage !

16 Sep 2010 8:35am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

Could you concentrate to work Stephen with all that racket going on !! The concrete dust must have been terrible !!!

16 Sep 2010 8:47am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Nice and interesting reportage

16 Sep 2010 9:37am

Phil Morris from Canada

Superb work with the dust as it rises and gives some great depth
in the process. Beautiful.

16 Sep 2010 11:04am

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Looks like my trip to the WTC.

16 Sep 2010 11:47am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very interesting to watch.

16 Sep 2010 12:23pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Wow this is amazing Stephen! What a great shot - would you mind sharing your data on this one? Loks like a great long shot with super dof
Secondly, here's a laugher...before I read your text (I swear) I said to myself, "this kinda loks like Beale Stree!" GO figure...Great work Monsieur!

16 Sep 2010 2:23pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Always happy to share Denny - thanks for asking:

Canon 5D - with Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS 'L' lens - ISO 320 - 140mm - f/5.6 - 1/1600 sec (tripod mounted)
reported from Beale Street in San Francisco

Sunder from Chennai, India

Very imprtessive work.. to think that apart from a rubble piled up, there was no other signs of demoloition...
Nice capture of this demolition..

16 Sep 2010 3:56pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Nice street shot ;)

16 Sep 2010 4:28pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Interesting reportage, the yesterday one is very impressive...

16 Sep 2010 4:36pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks like they just get on with it without disturbing too many neighbours.

16 Sep 2010 5:12pm

@Curly: Hey, Curly. Actually - this part of the transit area is designed to become heavily residential over the next decade. It seems they decided to make all of the noise first and then invite people to move in. How completely sensible.

Tomorrow's post includes a little movie about what's coming if you are interested.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

OK thanks Stephen - yes wow great depth and a very nice zoom! I used to work for a company located at 50 Beale whose name will go unmentioned. In the 10 years I worked for them, I actually never set foot in the SFO office!!

16 Sep 2010 5:17pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Ah, let me hazard a guess - does your former employer rhyme with 'Bechtel' ?

David from Detroit, United States

I really like the change in point of view in this shot. It is a bit an attention-getter after the closer views of the earlier photos. Nice!

16 Sep 2010 5:24pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I figured you would guess not that I am admitting this to be the case, however. :-) nuff said - That employment ended decades ago, quite literally

16 Sep 2010 6:15pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

great location, near the heart of the financial district! nice capture!

16 Sep 2010 8:12pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful color and composition. Especially love the horizontal red..the vertical yellow. Great eye!

16 Sep 2010 11:37pm

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

I'm hoping the "haze" was the dust from demolition, and not anything permanent......

18 Sep 2010 3:01pm