Montreal Metro digger, there maybe skeletons. by tmrother

Tales from the underground.
Two Sculptures (one shown here) in the Monk station (Montreal Metro) looming over the commuters. Called simply “Pic et Pelle” (Pick and Shovel) the work of Germain Bergeron from 1976 is over 6 meters tall. Originally planned third sculpture of a foreman was cancelled, as it would be to painful for the citizens of Montreal to be reminded, that they had to pay a supervisor wages for just two workers, when this underground was constructed. Most of the Green Line was completed in time for the 1976 Olympic games, but at high price. The Olympic debt was finally paid 30 years later in 2006.
There may be some skeletons there, as the Montreal construction industry is notoriously corrupt.


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