Vaçe Kundakçı (red shirt) looking into a trench at the
center strip of Broadway at West 115th Street (a color picture from the era
when stores still had awnings).
Steve Jensen says: "I believe the vaguely shaped, East-West oriented
structure(s) crossing the trench most likely is the Watson conduit. The
Watson conduit was encased in concrete whose shape was determined by the
surrounding soil acting as a 'form' at the instant of the pour. Hence the
"In addition, there may have been a need to flatten out the 2 over 2
configuration to a 4-wide configuration to squeeze the conduit bank
through a tight vertical clearance in the vicinity of the trench in the
photo. David Millman might be able to offer a little insight re: was
Vace looking specifically at what he thought was the Watson conduit; I
believe David might have taken the original snapshot."
Photo: Dave Millman, via Steve Jensen.