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80-year-old wooden escalators repurposed into impressive sculpture

80-year-old wooden escalators repurposed into impressive sculpture

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© Chris Fox For decades, escalators have been saving a lot of time and effort for those who don’t want (or who aren’t able) to climb long flights of stairs, though there’s some debate as to how to use them so they move people most efficiently. In any case, wood used to be a common material for building these, but times have changed and for safety reasons (think fire hazard ), many of the escalators we see now are made with metal treads.

Aiming to repurpose the old wooden treads in Wynyard Station , a heritage-listed underground commuter railway station in Sydney, Australia, artist Chris Fox has devised an awe-inspiring public sculpture that now hangs above commuters’ heads, in the same station, where the old escalators have now been replaced with modern metal ones. © Chris Fox © Chris Fox © Chris Fox Dubbed Interloop , the work pays homage […]

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