Series of tubes.

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2 Responses:

  1. icedaemoness says:

    AH. This explains why my internet was so shitty yesterday. :p

  2. hadlock says:

    somewhere, wikipedia has some amazing B&W 1910-1920 subway construction photos similar to this. this is the closest i could find

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17569/17569-h/images/image043.jpg

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40045986@N00/3544923530/

    The one I'm looking for had about 20-30 pipes of varying size and direction/skew. What was particularly notable though was that they were using 20' long 12x12" rough hewn timbers, perfectly clear without a single knot in them as throwaway lumber for scaffolding that today would cost an absolute fortune and be better suited as a major crossbeam in some rich guy's vacation home.