Craft & Design
Street-pipe seat-mod

Seatingcap

Posterchild’s seating caps make urban environments a bit more people-friendly

These pipes- as pokey, uncomfortable, and rough as they are- have long ago been reimagined as benches, repurposed as public seating on a street that has none.

I just made them more comfy!

Seen above is one of five installed in Toronto’s Chinatown. – Seating Cap [via Urban Prankster]

10 thoughts on “Street-pipe seat-mod

  1. Is that a natural gas pipe you’ve added a step to? the below grade pipes are just plastic. That pipe wasn’t made to support the weight of a person. You could be in for some really dangerous gas leeks.

    It’s a good idea but it may be safer if the seat supported it’s self. maybe bolt it to the wall and add two leg’s.

  2. I’m seconding the anonymous comment. Those are gas pipes, and snapping them would be bad.

    (On the other hand, I think the below-grade pipes are sleeves for the natural gas pipes, so the NG pipes aren’t in direct contact with the concrete.)

  3. I think the point is that people were already sitting on these pipes (maybe there is a bus stop nearby) there is not any more stress on them than there was before, but now it’s more comfortable. all that aside, if the weight of a person could damage these Schedule 40 steel pipes, I would be *very* shocked.

  4. Mike wrote: if the weight of a person could damage these Schedule 40 steel pipes, I would be *very* shocked”….”shocked” would be if you built a bench on electric wire which broke. Why not try “burned” from building a BBQ on a gas station pump?

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