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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Con Edison

Con Edison is NYC's local utility, providing steam, gas and electricity. They, along with others, are forever digging up our streets with people, cables and other things going in and out of manholes. We're never sure what they are doing and no one ever appears interested enough to ask. These workers are a group that maintain some of our most essential services, absolute lifebloods of the city, yet despite the brilliant fluorescent orange cones and stanchions, they are all but invisible to most of us.

12 comments:

Edwin Sumun said...

They tend to do that a lot. It's the same here in KL. Everytime a road is newly paved, someone comes along and the holes begin. No ones asks of course. The amount of digging...

Kris said...

i always wonder as well. the job is never finish. but am sure they're doing something important for our convenience

chris.h. said...

Im always amazed at how often,when something new is built,that its ripped up and needs fixing within a few weeks!
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Jenny said...

Haven't you always wanted to go down one of those holes to see what's there?

olatz said...

in spain, every time there's someone working in the streets (like the man in the photo) you can also see groups of elder people (mostly retired people) forming a circle around him and watching how he works. So it's impossible "the whole town" not to know what the hole is for. XD

It's really curious.

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