Wednesday, January 23, 2008
(5:49 PM) | Adam Kotsko:
SinkholeIn tribute to Rick Perlstein, I am embedding two video clips of the sinkhole on Montrose Avenue, not too far from The Weblog's posh Lincoln Square headquarters. (Both clips "contain language," and I imagine that I would also have used "language" had I been present.)
Since no one expects a particular section of the street to cave in, there does not seem to be footage of the collapse itself. I wonder how quickly it happened, though -- if someone had been walking on the collapsing portion, would they have been able to get away in time? My bet is yes, but to be on the safe side, I'm not leaving the house ever again.
On a completely unrelated note, did you know that the state of Illinois hasn't had a capital improvement program for the past five years? In a strange coincidence, Rod Blagojevich has been governor of Illinois for those very same five years.