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Urban Renewal - JLA Watchtower RPG
Urban Renewal
This neighborhood in the East End was riddled with decrepit infrastructure, from crumbling roads to questionable sewer lines this part of Gotham rarely received the kind of attention to it's decaying bones that the more 'acceptable' areas of the city did from civic coffers. Grants from the Wayne foundation had served as a vital lifeline for years now, but even the generous donations from that philanthropic arm made only a few dents in the general state of disrepair. Recent event hadn't improved the situation.

In the last year, the city had been sieged by the extra terrestrial forces of Apokalips. During the conflict, considerable damage had been done to several neighborhoods and this one had been no exception. The city had survived other disasters, some frighteningly enough had been worse. Stoic in it's fortitude Gotham was once again slowly plodding it's way back to health again, but progress had been practically glacial so far.

Even so, a city road crew had been working daily on the street below. The crater like pothole, clogged sewer drains, and faulty street lights were all being attended to. Despite the noise, no one was complaining, least of all the newest tenants.

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From: krypton_or_bust Date: January 12th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Metal groaned and creaked as Connor pulled the beams loose from their mooring. In one hand he held the remaining structure in place as he dropped the rusted pieces to the concrete floor. They landed in a resounding clang that was muffled by the sounds outside.

"So, you're telling me you bribed city government?"
tim_drake_robin From: tim_drake_robin Date: January 12th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
With the help of a pulley, Tim hoisted the new reinforced beams into place. Once Connor had them held together, he let go and moved in to apply the rivets and welding.

From behind the arc welder mask and over the sound of the torch he replied to the Boy of Steel's inquiry,
"It's not like that. More like I flushed out some political corruption and sent a few anonymous emails and a few choice phrases."

From: krypton_or_bust Date: January 12th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Oh ok blackmail. That's sooo much better."

Carefully applied heat vision helped to move things along. Connor moved on to the next set of beams.
tim_drake_robin From: tim_drake_robin Date: January 12th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Pfft. This street was supposed to be worked on months ago. If I hadn't threatened to expose the kickbacks going on, there'd still be no power on the block. We're just enjoying the side benefit of sound cover from all the construction work. I would have done it anyhow."

Assuming Babs hadn't beaten him to it.

He looks up to see the remaining gaps already welded and moves on.

Pulling out rolls of heavy insulated copper wire and fiber-optic cable, he opens a kit at the makeshift work bench.

"You got the rest of the supports? I want to start doing some of the wiring."
From: krypton_or_bust Date: January 12th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
He pinches off a thick but corroded metal beam between thumb and forefinger. A swipe of heat vision cleans off the rough burrs left behind.

Reaching for the replacement,
"Yeah I got it. The rest of this is pretty simple actually. Now that I'm looking at the actual thing, the plans we went over make allot more sense."

"Hey let's grab burritos later. I'm getting hungry."
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