oil on panel, 2009
5" x 3.5" (12.7cm x 8.89cm)
A building in downtown LA near the end of it's construction, rising into the icy blue. This image shows the crane still in place. The yellow band at the top is part of it's construction and doesn't show after the building is finished.
Although I don't know if one was used here, sometimes you will see what is called a 'peri wall', which serves as a safety barrier for both the workers on top and pedestrians below. The wall is actually a device that climbs the outside of the skyscraper as each floor is added.
Technology is pretty amazing, and this serves as a nod to the engineers who dream this stuff up.50
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