Hey Super Bowl 50 committee, Muni wires are actually beautiful
The Super Bowl 50 Committee plans to ask SFMTA to take down the overhead wires on Market Street during the sportsball fiesta, but honestly, we think the overhead wires are kind of nice in a photo op.
Next year’s Super Bowl will be held in Santa Clara, but the eight-day fan village will be in Justin Herman Plaza, where the mayor told KCBS that there won’t be room for the homeless or anyone. The Examiner reports that Supervisor Jane Kim confirmed the Super Bowl 50 Committee‘s desire to pull down Muni wires.
No decisions have been made about the potential request, but the Examiner says that pulling down the overhead wires could cost a “seven-figure number” requiring “lots of overtime” to remove correctly. The F, 6, 21, and 31 lines run on overhead wires in the area.
I actually think Muni overhead wires make for really beautiful photos, as evidenced by several of the photographers we’ve featured on Instagram. Maybe the Super Bowl 50 Committee can take a look at a few of these beauties?
Photo by @nyxnax
Photo by @geoffreyupton
Photo by @itsjustinsane
Photo by @djsoul6
Top photo by @nonny1982
Why don’t they just hold their party at Great America and leave SF out of it?
Leave our wires alone Super Bowl!
Does Ed Lee have the gumption to say no to this brainless proposal? Somehow, I doubt it.
Screw the Super Bowl Commission. Basically SF will foot the bill for everything (meaning our taxes).
The Super Bowl is being held in Santa Clara, fuck Jed York and his whole bullshit organization and leave SF alone.
They don’t like it, they can take their damn Super Bowl thingy elsewhere
The most outrageous request of the year…
I’ve always thought they were beautiful. If tourists don’t like them, they can go somewhere else.
Maybe we can use all that wire to tie the homeless to lamp posts in front of Lee’s house? All the eye sore problems solved!
I thought they were taking them down to deter potential rioting issues. But for cosmetic reasons is just reeeedonkulous!
And how long will it be before the wires are put back up properly 9and who will pay for it)?
I agree with all the other commenters here.
Remember how much money America’s Cup cost the city?
NO JUST NO!!
*Give homeless a shelter
*Extra service on the lines that stop right front of Ferry Plaza 2-Clement / 14`s / 31-Baloba / 21-Hayes
Than take it down.