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Nothing's going to torpedo this Roxbury building project

Torpedo

A roving UHub photographer spotted this seemingly bizarre scene this morning at the old granite shop at Warren and Clifford streets in Roxbury, where Cruz Development Corp. is putting up a two-building complex with 95 housing units, 102 parking spaces and more than 11,000 square feet of commercial space - some of which it will use for its new headquarters. The photographer didn't spot any police officers or firefighters, so we're going to assume the object was perfectly inert.

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Looks like a drop tank.

The most common hazard would be the guy who claims he can tell it is empty by the sound when he knocks on it. Then he releases it from the wing with maybe one person holding up each end.

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Okay, next question is how would a drop tank end up there?

People bought them and used them as an eye-catching novelty for advertising -- I've seen them atop signs, atop hot-dog stands, atop army-navy stores -- and as decorations; I've seen them in people's yards.

They were used for hot rod builds.

Uh oh! Someone found one of the TLF's buried caches.

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Came here for the obligatory “omg this is gentrification” comment.

Real Bostonians know gentrification when they see it @RalphM. This was just surplus cleanup.
Have you been here long enough to see Boston change through the decades? It's not always about money.

Real Bostonians know gentrification when they see it @RalphM. This was just surplus cleanup.
Have you been here long enough to see Boston change through the decades? It's not always about money.

Duplicate: please delete.