How long have we been waiting now for the MTA to finish construction on the "Big Stair" complex leading up to the No. 7 Court House Square station? A year? Two? An eon?
The thing, proceeding at a glacial pace, is finally starting to take shape. And I'll be goddamned if it's not the weirdest shape in all of constructiondom. It has the look of a set built for a Ridley Scott film, or "Transformers III." It resembled something NASA might use to launch human life onto Mars, Medieval catapult-style. It looks freaking bizarre. This thing's going to lurch to life one fine day. Some sci-fi filmmaker should take advantage of the scene while its still at this stage.
This is what it's supposed to look like when it's done, by the way. Pretty sleek for gritty old Long Island City. The only thing it'll match is the Citibank tower.