Wordless Wednesday: Demolition


21 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday: Demolition”

  1. CatSynth Says:

    I actually saw this building from I-280 regularly, and thought it would be interesting to photograph. While visiting Islais Creek Studios (see my previous article), I did finally have a chance to do see it up close…while it was being demolished. Turns out it is an old cannery and has been a graffiti mecca since it was condemned after the 1989 earthquake; you can read more about it here.

  2. Sukhmandir Kaur Says:

    YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE (oops its getting late) I hhope they replace it with somethig beautiful! Hppy WW

  3. Marianne @ Worth A Thousand Words Says:

    Very cool building. I love ruins.

  4. Gallicissa Says:

    A job well done, I can see. Surely that other bit standing erect will be no more soon.
    Have a happy WW!

  5. cindy Says:

    Neat. I suppose they’ll build condos there.

  6. Robin from Israel Says:

    Demolitions, even necessary ones, always seem sad to me. Like chances lost.

  7. Beth @ 990 Square Says:

    i’m guessing it had structural damage from the earthquake–but it does seem like a shame, since old buildings like that can be beautiful rehab projects.

  8. Carla Says:

    Destruction, and promise all in one:) Bittersweet.

  9. Cats of Wildcat Woods Says:

    Cool photo – love the composition.

  10. Daisy the Curly Cat Says:

    It makes me feel a little bit sad, too. I wonder if anything will be built i its place?

  11. ayie Says:

    oh, look at that poor building =(

  12. Mickey Says:

    That looks very similar to a building downtown here.
    The power corp.(NSP) is gutting an old structure and will incorporate
    some remaining parts into a new office tower.

  13. Snowcatcher Says:

    A real eye-opener. The lighting adds to the feel of the photo.

  14. SandyCarlson Says:

    Bye-bye, graffiti gallery!

  15. Charlotte Says:

    A very interesting photo! I have to say it makes me a little sad, though, to see old buildings demolished, especially when they have any sort of historic merit. Preservation and recycling is always preferable to more ugly new buildings, IMO. :)

  16. Gracie Says:

    The end of a building, it is on it’s way out. Wonder what it was in its better times?

  17. CatSynth Says:

    It was at one time a huge fish (tuna) processing plant.

    The property is owned by the California Department of Transportation (aka CalTrans) – it is my understanding that they are responsible for demolishing it.

  18. kitty Says:

    It is an interesting building. Building for ‘artists’. It’s kinda sad that they’re demolishing it. Wonder what they’re going to do when the building’s gone.

  19. Prodigal Wife Says:

    Nice shot–looks like the demolition ball missed its mark…

  20. Scriber's Web Says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. What an interesting building! It is sad… the demise of a building!

  21. Liza Says:

    You made the ruins appear beautiful. Happy WW!

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