(First published September 27, 2014 @ 11:37. Scroll down for updates on the escalator that can’t get a break).
UPDATE: 10.06.14 9:30 a.m. We’re trying to make this easier with a calendar and yep, the escalator was out again this morning. They said it woud be up in 10 minutes. But see promises below. Anyone out there on it now?
September 27, 2014: It is out—again. We should have known. A reader on yesterday’s post about the escalator on 24th Street running again said that as he rode up it that afternoon, he smelled rubber.
What he smelled was indeed trouble—or another vacation for the jinxed and rarely moving stairs at 24th Street.
To catch you up on what has become something of an obsession:
Escalator goes out April 4, 2014.
Many promises of when it will go up—July, August, September 17.
Many forecasts of how long it will be out—2015, Forever.
Actual date it begins working again: September 22, 2014.
Out again: September 25.
Back: September 26.
Out Again: September 27.
Update: Still out on September 29th at 9:30 a.m. The technician working on it said it was just a matter of a few screws. It could even be up by now. Anyone know?
Funny to hear the mechanic talk about screws and nearby a tech worker was on his phone talking about fonts. It is the little things in life.
Anyone out there want to work on a data visualization of this? firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: 6:22 p.m, 9.29.14: It’s working, a reader wrote in and sent the pic. The screws, it appears, were found. I wonder about the fonts.
Update: 10:15 p.m. 10.01.14: Well, that certainly didn’t last. It’s not working.