Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bricks, Like Laid

Jersey City can be like a pile of bricks. But we don’t need bricks to lay bricks. Old Rail Road & Jersey Avenue corners got some new brick in the street – so soon after being paved – you wonder. Actually, it’s a minor form of alchemy: transmuting asphalt into brick. Not brick stone, brick asphalt. Remember way back last year, another faux brick company put heated grates into the asphalt and formed brick shapes which were then painted brick red. Thus bricks fell on Newark Ave. I assume a similar process is going on here but it sure seems more involved than the brick crosswalk asphalt transformation pf 2010. More guys, an extra step of some kind with cement. The bricks look the same, and even feel the same; just like they were laid.

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