* Going, Going ....
On Saturday, the port of San Juan began the removal process of a giant sculpture which has stood at Pier 3 since 2006. With the way new ships are being built, with features protruding over the sides of the hull, the support cables on the sculpture make it impossible for them to use the pier.
The above photo, shows the sculpture at the foot of Old San Juan. If you look carefully, you can see the offensive cabling.
This photo, shot from above the sculpture shows a detail of how close the cables are set to the edge of the pier and why ships with superstructures that extend over the side of the hull find it difficult or impossible to use the pier.
The complete story appeared in the October 4, 2010 edition of Cruise News Daily.