I thought this was cool: as a part of the interminable Central Subway construction, they have re-paved the intersection of 4th and Bryant, but that was more complicated than usual, because there's a cistern
there. It's 75,000 gallons, built in 1908, and even though it's probably concrete
rather than brick by now, it is still traditional for them to be marked with a ring of bricks. That meant framing it out with two different circular molds and two or more concrete pours over a couple of days.
You see a lot of sloppy road-work in this town, but not when it comes to pouring curbs and bulb-outs. That's when they do the work to get their cosines and Béziers right.
On the other hand, the pour for the new curb you can see across the street has been half-done for so long that grass has begun to grow in the exposed dirt.