Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

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And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.


-Chris Orbach: Jane


I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings



I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Video from yesterday\\'s evacuation of the FIT campus.

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I still don't know what happened.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 5:30 pm

The A and B Buildings are now open after a chemical-induced smoke condition that occurred at approximately 2 pm at a repair site in the large gymnasium of the B building. Evening classes are being held as scheduled.

The New York City Fire Department had ordered the evacuation of the A and B buildings as well as the cafeteria. The evacuation was necessary to allow an investigation by the New York City Fire and New York City Police departments in order to determine that the buildings are safe. Officials found nothing of concern.
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All of 27th Street towards 8th avenue was locked down tight. Whatever it was, it seemed to be in the building I was in. I have no idea what happened, still. But there were two hazmat units, 2 ESU units, about 30 cops, and at least 3 NYFD units, including Ladder 21, from Hell's Kitchen, a good 25-30 blocks north of FIT. *SOMETHING* happened. The NYFD went in with oxygen tanks and axes,
1st Sep 2005, 08:10   | tags:,,,

I don't know if I can count how many times we evacuated the Boggs (not kidding) Chemistry Building on Georgia Tech campus, where the chem major and graduate-level labs were kept.

Quite often we discovered that bomb calorimeters had a perfectly suitable name.

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1st Sep 2005, 16:33

bronxelf says:

My guess? Someone mixed up bleach and ammonia, cause theyre morons.

1st Sep 2005, 16:35

All of my accidents—except for that one incident of dropping 100ml of -10°C methanol on my genitals— involved great fucking huge quantities of water. I got nicknamed Poseidon.

But I do clearly remember the time someone accidentally generated a stupendous quantity of phosgene. My hair ended up a few shades lighter from that, and I never knew whether it was from chemical action or outright terror when I did the math for the fuckhead and realized what he had done....

Lemme tell you, terrorists have nothing on amateurs.

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1st Sep 2005, 17:44