Viridian Future 1

Aiming to be not just the most environmentally sustainable townhouse in Manhattan, but a net zero energy home.

Transformation and Telephone wires

Thanks to Kathy Clouse

Thanks to Kathy Clouse

Thanks to Andrew Richards

Thanks to Andrew Richards

                ←  This

used to look like

       This     →

 

 

 

 

                     and

 

Thanks to Andrew Richards

Thanks to Andrew Richards

Thanks to Kathy Clouse

Thanks to Kathy Clouse

  ←  This

used to look like

        This     →

      

 

But

what this used to look like we have no idea. It is, in fact, a Verizon telephone wire, that passed thru our basement. We are not quite sure how many phones were cut off when our demolition contractor cut it out of the way, but we were first alerted by our neighbor, who said that his landline was down! The picture doesnt show its size - there are possibly 500 wires in it. Apparently, when phones were first installed in New York, they passed the wires thru the buildings, rather than under the street. We had been given no indication on any survey, that a wire owned by a utility company passed thru our property, and is actively serving many other properties. I am not sure the saying,  'only in New York' applies here, but certainly 'not in my back yard' certainly should. This wire wasnt even under the foundations, it ran thru the basement, hung off our ceiling joists. The service engineer came out immediately, took one look at this, and said ' I cant deal with this, I need to call another department.' We await their proposal. I do not need to print here, what we will say to them if they intend keeping it routed thru our basement.

Thanks to Andrew Richards

Thanks to Andrew Richards

Maybe it was one of these?

Maybe it was one of these?

So anyway. Great progress. This week we will be taking off the roof!

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