Friday, August 7, 2009

Hey, Look! It's Belltown's Worst Job - Again!

When I first saw these guys working on the side of the Devonshire at 5th & Wall, I was saddened by their predicament. I mean, they had been grinding away at the side of this building with no visible results. You'd have thought that the torment would be over. It's not:


I'm not sure what's going on here, but it definitely doesn't look joyful. They're working in the exact same spot as they were back in July. Well, at least the grinding has stopped - for the moment, at least. Has anything been visibly improved by their work? I can't tell. It's like with the McGuire - you can see and hear that work is getting done, but is that just the part where they push the boulder up the mountain, only to have it roll back later? The work will never end because whatever you're doing now will undo your previous work. Very clever! There's some job security! But it's security for a really terrible job.

38 comments:

Cassandra said...

I was perusing Belltown-themed blogs and found this one... and my building!

FYI: It is called tuckpointing. Older brick buildings must have the mortar ground out and replaced once every 50 or so years. And you are right, it is an unpleasant, thankless job. Those guys have now finished grinding on both sides of the building, plus the courtyard, and are finishing up by acid washing the exterior.

I implore you to come visit the 5th avenue side of the building. It is sparkly new!

We hated being a messy, noisy burden on our Belltown neighbors, but unfortunately it is something that had to be done. The Devonshire has been around for about 85 years... with hopefully 85 more (less hideous) years to come.

:) Cassandra

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