Friday, September 25, 2009
Won't Miss #49 - frozen construction
For a country that can put up a skyscraper in under a year, Japan sure has some issues finishing construction in well-trafficked, isolated spots. One of the platforms at Shinjuku station has been covered with taped down temporary rubber flooring for more than a year. There's a swing set in a backstreet near our home which took a month to finish because the workers left the "wet paint" signs up for weeks.
I won't miss this tendency to leave things in a half-assed state for no discernible reason.