Shooting for Transformers 3 is taking place in the street across the river from my building this week. The street itself looks like a war zone, with tons of rubble, smashed cars, and a burned out Vienna Beef street vendor cart. The crane with the blue box in the center of the last photo is the center of the action right now. They put a guy up on the box, raise it in the air, then he flips off while sparks fly out of the box. It looks really cheesy – makes you appreciate how much work goes into these movies post-shooting.