Thursday, July 3, 2014


The construction crew working on the cleanup of the stonework over at the Broadway elevated line by 122nd Street has been making some major progress.  We passed by location yesterday and discovered that the crew responsible for water blasting 100 years of soot from the public transportation structure has pretty much completed the east side.  As can be seen at the top photo, everything was pretty much coated in black for several decades and the lower photos reveal what this part of the line must have looked like when it was first completed over a century ago.


  1. The city has done an amazing job on the cleaning thus far. I can't wait to see what they do to replace the brickwork that was removed (where the trusses are in your photo). I hope it is something eye catching!

  2. They started taking down the masonry in the fall of 2013, just in time to close up for the winter, costing us two lanes of traffic and our La Salle Bus stop. We're now into the second half of 2014 and its looking like this is going to end up being a 2 to 3 year project....