4 December 2017, Matt O'Sullivan, The Sydney Morning Herald
They carried thousands of Sydneysiders each day for more than eight decades.
And, while their days in operation ended early this year, parts of the four wooden escalators that adorned Wynyard Station remain as part of a large sculpture suspended above their modern replacements. Known as "Interloop", the sculpture loops together two pairs of reconfigured escalators more than 50 metres long and incorporating 244 wooden treads and four combs from the station's original wooden escalators.
Weighing more than five tonnes, the sculpture was installed last weekend at the bottom of the new escalators at the York Street entrance to the station.
It is the creation of Sydney artist and sculptor Chris Fox, and took six months to design and engineer, and 12 weeks to fabricate with over a kilometre of welding.
"Interloop is a project that really talks about past journeys and future journeys – this idea of two stitching stairways that interloop over each other using these heritage treads," he said.