Improvised Train Station Pre-maintenance
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As seen in this previous post, train station staff in Japan respond quickly to small problems and improvise sometimes fascinatingly creative interim solutions.
Above, a more traditional approach wherein a strategically placed bucket does the job, whereas below a very cool “inverted umbrella” style plastic setup diverts dripping water into the narrow gutter bordering the staircase.
The most striking I’ve seen though was at Shibuya Station. The “clear plastic sheet and tube” approach had been undertaken on a far bigger scale – an entire section of ceiling had been wrapped…brilliant!
Sometimes this work truly straddles the border between functionality and art. What do you think? Please leave a comment.