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Photo of The Art Guys’ “Situation Sculpture #1” at Airline Drive and East Whitney Street: Christopher Newsom via Swamplot Flickr Pool

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  • The pic is of a sculpture? At first glance, I thought it was the vacant environmental disaster site in the 3rd Ward (bounded by Hutchins, Cleburne, Bastrop and Barbee Streets). That site has a bunch of environmental sample wells (white PVC) sticking up all over the place, for monitoring a nasty groundwater plume.

  • It’s actually a field of sewer hookups that never grew into being the apartments (presumably) that they were meant to become. The Art Guys simply appropriated the site for an afternoon to be a sculpture. It’s what they do.

  • Superdave- Not familiar with that particular site (there are so many in Houston), but I hope they do not have uncased uncapped sampling points.

    But when I saw the photo I thought the exact same thing.