On 11 March, i posted a picture of the badly patched surface of the 6900 block of N. Wayne Ave. One of the main reasons for the patching is the work that's been underway by Peoples Gas since last year. They're replacing and "modernizing" the gas lines, but somehow the new, state-of- the-art equipment (pictured above) looks like something out of a steampunk dystopian film. This in itself is not so bad, as i'm a fan of the steampunk aesthetic; i just find it hard to believe that this is the latest in gas-line technology.
Notice the unfinished concrete work and splatters of cement on the wall. The sod that was installed after the parkways were dug up is equally unimpressive. I'm usually a glass-half-full kind of person and not much of a complainer, but this was one of the most disruptive and sloppy examples of a public works project that i've ever encountered.