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Posts Tagged ‘Steam’
Now, there are bigger classical domes in the Old World, sure. And there are bigger domes in the New World, but they isn’t classical, they’re like football stadia ‘n stuff.
So does that mean it’s taller than the U.S. Capitol Building? Yes it does. On purpose.
If you want to see something gothicker and bigger, you’ll have to head to Europe.
That’s your San Francisco City Hall
A Steam Clean for the May Queen: SFGov Spends Thousands More on the Panhandle’s McKinley Statue, Once AgainMonday, March 23rd, 2015
Here you go, this is what it looks like when the RPD spends thousands of your hard-earned to steam clean the McKinley Statue. (Hey, whatever happened to KKK Katie?)
Get up to speed on this neverending game of cat and mouse here – just keep reading down.
IDK, are these people contractors paid by the RPD / SFGov? Prolly. Looks like a pretty easy gig, just get some machine and some green vests and then you’re raking in some sweet sweet govt cash:
And actually, I don’t know how much offensive Nazi graffiti was cleaned up this go-around. I hadn’t noticed any.
Perhaps these people were just cleaning the steps this go-around and this wasn’t a five-figure budget-crusher for the Arts Commish / Rec and Park Dept? I know not.
I can see why elements of SFGov, politically-connected, white & wizened millionaires who live in million dollar houses far outside the city limits, want to just throw up their arms by throwing up a metal fence around these steps at the eastern edge of Golden Gate Park. Oh, and local real estate interests, the realtors who live and “prospect” in the 94117 – they want an ugly fence as well, around this iconic meeting place.
I can see why, it’s their cry for help. But I don’t approve of no fence.
(And, mind you, the very same people who want the Great McKinley Fence are those who 86’ed the harmless Panhandle Bandshell a few years back…)
Giant Broadway Tunnel “Reverse-Graffiti” Advertising Mural for “Green Works” Cleansers Attacked Once AgainWednesday, February 22nd, 2012
I guess you can still see part of it, but the lower reaches and the “Green Works” logo are long gone.
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San Francisco’s Broadway tunnel is a highly traveled thoroughfare in the heart of the city. Over 20,000 cars, trucks, and motorized vehicles pass through it per day. Its walls are caked with dirt and soot, and lined with patches of paint covered graffiti from days gone by. It set the perfect canvas to create a beautiful work of art showcasing the talents of reverse graffiti artist “Moose”, and the power of Green Works plant based cleaner.
Post #5000 (Whew): Know Your Land’s End Shipwrecks of 1922 – Chevron’s SS Lyman Stewart – Engine Block at Low TideTuesday, October 4th, 2011
This is all that’s left of SS Lyman Stewart – you can see its three cylinder steam engine from Land’s End at low tide.
The first cylinder is 75 inches in diameter and the second and third are 45 and 26.5:
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This is what the she looked like after her big collision 89 years ago on October 7, 1922. Pwned!
“Lyman Stewart, a steam tanker, wrecked on a rocky beach with people looking on”
Via Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society – click to expand
Take a tour yourself, why not?
All the deets:
“Length over all, 426 ft. 9 in.; length between perpendiculars, 410 ft.; beam moulded, 55 ft. 3j4 in.; depth moulded to upper deck, 31 ft. 8 in.; load draft, 27 ft.; load displacement, 13,960 tons; cargo capacity, 63,964 bbls.; fuel capacity, 2,211 bbls.; gross tonnage, about 5,900; revolutions per minute, 65; designed I. H. P., 2,600; designed speed 10J/2 knots.
The ship is a single screw steamer with the machinery located aft.
The hold is subdivided into 16 tanks for carrying oil in bulk, the starboard and port compartments being separated by an oil tight center line bulkhead up to the top of the expansion trunk.
The ‘tween decks, in the wings outside the expansion trunk, is arranged for carrying refined oil.”
Ever more deets after the jump.