Sewer Covers

Kim Abeles

2001. Walking Wheel, Under Your Souls, Power and Communication. Part of the Hill Street Avenida project, Hill Street, just north of 4th street, in front of the Central Market. Commissioned by Los Angeles County MTA.

Some of the text which appears on the sewer covers:

42,803 miles of power and communication cables under Hill Street Avenida. Enough cable to circle Mars 10 times.

Los Angeles County. 38,753 streets under your souls.

Under your souls. Shoveled in the 1920s and 1930s by workers paid a dollar a day. 5000 miles of storm drain channels. The distance from Los Angeles to New York and back again.

View of the sewer covers, Hill Street Avenida:


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