On-Boarding the Satellite Dishes: Day One
Posted by Avital Pinnick on May 31, 2013
This week the guys who put up the sign on the front of the building started switching the satellite dishes on the roof from NDS to Cisco (photoset on Flickr). The first day they worked on the biggest dish.
Lovely view from the roof of pier D, on the big satellite dish platform.
I climbed up and down this ladder (from 8th floor synagogue to the roof of Pier D) many times that day, shlepping a heavy camera, iPad and phone. My arms started to get sore.
Left to right: Oded S. (maintenance), Alberto (head sign-changing guy), Avi B. (hardware), who was responsible for moving the dish.
This photo was taken from the roof of Pier E. I walked over and climbed up the other ladder. You can see how big the dish is.
Back on Pier D, below the big dish.
Because of the angle of the dish I don’t have any photos of their actual work. The entire time the dish was almost horizontal. They sprayed the old letters with acetone to dissolve the adhesive but apparently it took much longer than they expected. Then they glued the Cisco logo onto the dish.
They finished the job after five hours in the sun.
The after picture. Because of the angle of the dish, the only place to photograph it from the roof was by climbing onto a couple air-conditioning ducts (I had permission) in the south-east corner of the building, so this was taken quite a distance from the dish.
Taken from the minibus on the way home. I was sitting on the left side of the aisle and took this shot through the window on the opposite side.