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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-11-23 08:14
Subject: [photos] Tri-Met discovers Stargate during Milwaukie light rail expansion
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Tags:funny, photos, portland, trains, weird
I have no idea what the heck this is, but it’s in the middle of the Tri-Met light rail expansion construction at the north end of Milwaukie, OR. Note the scale with the front end loader — that sucker must be something like 30 feet in diameter. The theory that Lisa Costello and I have evolved is that it’s a Stargate. Or possibly it’s some form of public art, but the project site is early days for an art installation.




It’s here, though the Google Maps aerial view isn’t current to the construction process.

As usual, more at the Flickr set

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mlerules: Cruella
User: mlerules
Date: 2013-11-23 16:20 (UTC)
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Definitely a Stargate!
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User: djonn
Date: 2013-11-23 16:57 (UTC)
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Yup, art installation. There's a TriMet press release about it, with a link to time-lapse video, here. (The press release does not mention Stargates, but it does highlight the unusual method the artist is said to have used to create the sculpture -- which results, interestingly, in an excavation process which more or less exactly resembles what would happen if you were excavating a Stargate. So you may be on to something.)
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2013-11-23 20:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope its more artlike than the crap they have on the east ends of the Hawthorne and Morrison bridges.. 700K wasted when the city keeps whining about not enough money for schools..
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