Posted by Brad V at 2:00 PM
I happened to catch the end of this building over on Martin Luther King yesterday. While the Demo Dive excavator looked a bit Jurassic as it chomped into the facade - and the people across the street told me about how they'd had their wedding in the upstairs years ago - this instance of demolition stood out as sort of the perfect contrast to the demolitions I oppose Inside the Footprint.
Here, a massive new project is not necessitating wholesale demolition. It's a targeted effort to reduce blight. The building shown above is also not historic or architecturally significant in the National Register sense - it likely dates from about the 1950s. And it's not very moveable as a cohesive whole.