varying degrees of success

Lots of large-scale entire-building long-term construction work these days involves those giant images of the building beneath the scaffold either before it started being minced about with or as it is intended to be after the work is complete. Whilst ugly buildings would be nicely concealed by such draperies (depicting what used to be there before the 1960s happened) they'd probably cut out enough light to make the staff inside more depressed than normal, sheathing unpleasant buildings with a translucent but not transparent membrane would allow the normal amount of light through tp the inside whilst nicely hiding the details of the unpleasance of the building from external viewers. Something would have to be done to allow air to enter the building but such special arrangements are usually the case with modernish offices where air conditioning collecting fresh air from a relatively small area of outside is deemed to be more effective than a series of openable apertures distributed around the outside surface of the structure.

The irregular distraction of the intermittent dismemberment by crows of the pigeon which killed itself when it flew into the office window yesterday morning ended today when it was finally removed by a bloke with a bin-bag whilst I was away on my lunch, preventing me from posting a picture of it today. I'm not sure what happens on the floor directly beneath us but it seems they must have found the external entertainment too distracting and reported the corpse to Facilities in order to allow them to continue more productively. If only there was a ledge immediately outside our window that it could have lightly plummeted onto after braining itself; a more ideal subject for filming with the time-lapse function of my phone camera would be hard to find, though only if the other birds eating bits of it managed to even out their tugs and wrenches to leave the majority of the corpse in the same place rather than dragging it out of shot.

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