Muni Mobile

This device showed up at the Central Subway loading platform on 4th last week. One part Calder, five parts Tomorrowland?

I assume this is the new hamster wheel powering the World's Slowest Game of Railroad Tycoon.

Apparently it's called Microcosmic.

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9 Responses:

  1. andrew says:

    kind of Ptolemaic

  2. Patrick says:

    5G antennas are just fuckin' weird, man.

    • k3ninho says:

      I laughed (thank you), but because this is 5G over mostly-4G infra, it has to come wrapped in contemptuous snark.


      • Tim says:

        [...] it has to come wrapped in contemptuous snark.

        Ah, the 8th layer of the OSI stack.

  3. ducksauz says:

    Kind of reminds me of the sculpture Gift of the Wind at the Porter Square T stop in Cambridge. Lots more moving parts on this one though.

  4. Zach says:

    It's disappointing how high they put it. I get that they want to make it hard to vandalize it, but up a 40' pole, it looks more like haphazardly placed electrical equipment for the train's overhead lines than a mobile up that high. I mean, not sure it would look better if it was easier to see, but it would at least look more like art and less like infrastructure.

    Then again, the art at Yerba Buena is supposed to be 110 feet tall, because somehow we live in a city where people are driven to tears by the prospect of living next to a four-story building, yet spending public transit funds on a 110' spire is something that sails right through.

    • asan102 says:

      Well it's wind-powered, so presumably they wanted it high enough to reliably catch some good wind?

    • halcy says:

      I bet there's people on conspiracy forums talking about how it's clearly a mind control antenna.

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