I managed to trek around downtown today without finding much of Occupy Wall Street. Black helicopters hovered over-head. I showed up at noon for the rally at Washington Square Park. The entrances were partially restricted with barricades and there were about 50 cops there. No protesters were there. I left about a quarter after and walked down Thompson Street to Zuccotti Park. The entire park was surrounded by barricades. On Broadway I found this guy with his creation honoring Occupy, a couple of people with anarchist literature, three people drumming, and a couple of more people with signs. They said everyone had left to go to Washington Square. At that point I gave up and entered the incredibly confusing new Fulton Street subway station, where I was unable to find the J train and settled for the A to the F to get back home.
I need to go back and check this closer and see if it is pasted on or rendered on-site on the bumpy surface of the shed. The line work is masterful, doubly so if not pre-rendered. Update: It is by Cassie Lynn O’Neal here’s a photo of her drawing it on the shed.
I’ve been keeping my eye on the top of WTC1 from my East Village window. The top of the spire is supposed to be hoisted up soon. I haven’t noticed this happening yet, but I haven’t been that vigilant. I did notice about an hour ago that the crane on the left was leaning out and had its cable all the way down. I thought the hoisting might happen soon, but now as you can see, the crane is upright and the cable is retracted. The wind right now are from the south at 5 MPH. Do they need dead calm to do the job?
WTC1 shot from the East Village. Hoisting up the top pieces of the spire was scheduled for today, but the weather prevents.
An uncredited photo on Imgur of the top of the spire.
I was passing through City Hall Park this afternoon and came upon Mayor Bloomberg making an announcement that NYC now recycles hard plastic.