Posts Tagged ‘ladder’

SFFD Ladder Truck Gets Blinged Out with Purple Lights

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

IDK why purple:

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I guess it stands out under the glare of red lights?

Keep up the good work, SFFD.

If You’re Looking for Rainbow-Colored, Electrified Paper Lanterns Hanging from Trees, Head Over to Market Street

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

The installation looked a bit tricky:

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‘Cause you know, many Frisco street trees kill / harm people who aren’t horsing around in them. Our poorly-selected municipal sidewalk “forest” is tres fragile, non? (I would have expected an expensive ladder truck and an expensive crew of five or so SFGov workers. You know, now I’m starting to wonder if this is an official project. Maybe it’s some kind of prank, who knows.)

MUSICAL INTERLUDE:

You hung your lights in the trees
That’s how many came to grief

Oh here we go, all done. Look, Jennifer Aniston approves:

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(Hey, why do we have Victorian-era, 17 foot tall magazine ad towers on the sidewalks and Streets of San Francisco? IDK, political corruption? And what’s the steampunk roof thing for? IDK. And why does it say “San Francisco?” Do people forget where they are sometimes? I mean who signed off on this cheesiness? Why don’t we just ash can these things?)

Anyway, this is the scene south of the slot betwixt 4th and 5th as of yesterday.

Perhaps more electrified paper lanterns are coming? Perhaps…

Getting the Feeling that the People Fixing Our Firebombed Chinese Consulate Doorway DON’T Know What They’re Doing

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

(I don’t know how else to say it (without using even more gerunds…))

I’ve never seen anything like this – every weekend they’re out there on Laguna staring up at the damage caused by a Chinese citizen like nine months ago.

Does this ladder arrangement look safe to you, Gentle Reader?

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Mmmm…

Speaking of ladders above this doorway, one time the SFPD wanted to get above this doorway to rescue a woman who had fallen on a small balcony – she had a broken leg. The people at the consulate told the cops to get bent so they had to call the SFFD to use a ladder to get to the woman to take her to SFGH. That wasn’t very neighborly, Chinese Consulate.

Oh well.

Hilly San Francisco, Where You Need a Tall Ladder to Climb Down Into Your Backyard

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Benton Avenue, Bernal Heights:

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San Francisco’s Trinity Church Looks Just Like Hogwarts, Except for That Dangerous Horizontal Ladder Its Workers Use

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Can you spot the ladder marring the view – does it belong up there?

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Workers are supposed to hook in and then traverse. See?

But if there’s a slip-up, a person could land on the sloped roof below and then go for a ride like a ski jumper ending up dead on Bush Street far below.

Oh well.

Building Fire This AM at People’s Cafe and TRUE Clothing on Haight – They’ll be Shut Down for a While

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Get all the deets on this morning’s 5:00 AM structure fire at The People’s Cafe and True in the Upper Haight.

Let’s see here, the aftermath: You’ve got a Honda Accord (see the firefighters gingerly lifting a big old hose off of it (sorry about that, Chief) so the driver can escape the scene?), a noticeably perky news lady, a news producer, a witness/interested party, and a big old firetruck all in front of TRUE and the People’s Cafe during Yet Another Foggy Morning in the Upper Haight, just as you might expect:

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Thanks once again, Guardians of the City. See you at Costco and Lucky!

This shot came from the side of a ladder truck parked on Fulton:

And area LEAs too, love the Dead, it seems…

“PEPSI Oak Fair Market Food & Liquor” – Boy Stands on a Ladder to Support a Tree – Your Fake Banksy of the Month

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Oh, due diligence reveals that I’m little late to this dance.

Anyway here’s what you can see these days at Fell and Scott in the EaPA – south of NoPA and north of SoPA:

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From a distance, it looks like a real tree.

To me.

Raygun Gothic Rocket Inspires Supervisor David Chiu to Consider a Burning Man Trip

Friday, August 6th, 2010

That 40-foot-tall Raygun Gothic Rocketship down at Pier 14 is already having an effect on people. For example, it has David Chiu, District 2 rep and President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, pining for the Playa.

Per Steve Rhodes, “after seeing this he might go to Burning Man for the fist time.”

Via Steve Rhodes

Bon voyage!

[UPDATE: Mayor Gavin Newsom was on the scene as well. Read an account, after the jump.]

Via Steve Rhodes:

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OMG, Forty Foot Tall Raygun Gothic Rocketship to be Unveiled Friday Afternoon at Pier 14!

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

From LiveSOMA comes the news that the Black Rock Arts Foundation is counting down to the Opening Reception / “Landing Party” for the 8-ton  Raygun Gothic Rocketship installation at Pier 14 (at the foot of Mission Street) on Friday, August 6th, 2010 starting at 3:00 PM.

This is a fine replacement for the Bourgeois Spider (aka Bougie Spider aka Crouching Spider) from Louise Bourgeois, R.I.P.  

Photo: Tomas McCabe

Isn’t it awesome? OMG, it opens up!* Check out the insides via an awesome video from Wired.com:

But, as you know, getting anything done in the 415 ain’t cheap – San Francisco has a well-earned reputation of being America’s most expensive city in which to conduct business, west of Chicago anyway. So why not see what you can do to help?

Check it:

“The Black Rock Arts Foundation is proud to collaborate with artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, David Shulman, and their talented crew (FiveTonCrane.org) on the installation of the iconic, large-scale sculpture, The Raygun Gothic Rocketship at Pier 14 on San Francisco’s waterfront from August 2010 until September 2011. The 40-foot-tall art piece, The Raygun Gothic Rocketship, offers a retro-futuristic, highly-stylized vision of space travel circa 1930’s-1940’s science fiction and is the latest in a series of temporary public art exhibitions sponsored by BRAF with the aim of enlivening and activating public spaces.

Is this the very same craft that you saw on The Playa last year? Hells yes, playa! (Leave us note NK Guy’s excellent photos of RGR from last year’s Burning Man.)

A nice poster non?

In closing, Raygun Gothic Rocketship! Raygun Gothic Rocketship! Raygun Gothic Rocketship!

(If we can manage to keep the vandals, the taggers (both corporate and non), away from this thing, we’ll be in good shape.)

“Dear Friend:

You are invited to join us in celebration of the Black Rock Arts Foundation’s latest Civic Arts Program project, the installation of the Raygun Gothic Rocketship at Pier 14 in San Francisco, California. Come hear more about this ambitious undertaking from the crew that made it happen. Enjoy entertainment, dj’s, light refreshments and surprises from the Rocketship crew! The Rocketship will remain on view, free to the public, until October 7, 2011!”

*Sadly, the ship’s hatch won’t be open to the public for various reasons, like the ADA and the chance of falls from 15 feet up etc…

A great shot from Nick Winterhalter:

Oh Hell No: Stacking Six Ladders is Not the Way to Clean a Victorian

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

As seen on Fulton Street in the greater NoPA / Western Addition / DivCo area:

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This isn’t the way to do it, I don’t think…