The long end of this wonderful machine looks exactly like an elephant’s trunk, and as it dangles and sways it even mimics the gate of the giant beast. But it’s a cement hose, and if you ever wondered how they got the cement up to the High Line, here’s the answer: the Cement Elephant.
I snapped this photo at the start of the day, then left for a meeting, so didn’t get to watch much of it. But several men guided the hose as fresh cement poured from it. Magically, the machine turned green.
On subsequent visits it turned orange…..