Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A series of tubes

It's been over a month since Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy hit the city on October 29, so I decided to check in on the Financial District to see if anything has improved.  One good sign is that the Fraunces Tavern has re-opened, but there are still a lot of small businesses that are closed, and there is a ton of clean-up still going on.

Check out these hose-y things devouring One New York Plaza.  I don't really know what they're used for (Suction?  Air-circulation?  Feeding the mother ship?), but they're everywhere and the generators powering them are unbelievably loud.

New York Plaza

This reminds me of Aliens.

New York Plaza

But nothing can stop the holiday spirit!

New York Plaza

Meanwhile, around the corner on Broad Street...

Sandy aftermath

And, this is the scene on South Street, from Whitehall all the way up to the Seaport, which is also still in shambles.

Sandy aftermath

I guess it's a good time to be in the tube business.

Sandy aftermath

See more tube pics here.

4 comments:

marty wombacher said...

Those tubes are freaky things! Glad to hear Fraunces Tavern re-opened! Speaking of the Tubes... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRjFADRnKn4

marty wombacher said...

(I thought I posted this comment, but it never showed up, but I have been drinking, so I'll try it again!) Those tubes kind of freak me out, but I'm glad Fraunces Tavern is open for business! Speaking of The Tubes... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRjFADRnKn4

Goggla said...

Ha, if only these tubes played music! You wouldn't believe how loud they are. The area (at night) is desolate, but ear-splitting.

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Yikes!