Thursday, March 26, 2015

Demolition Derby

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Do people outside of North America know what the title refers to?

A broad view and details of the Arch garage demolition. The giant machines flair against it all day. I can see it from my office window. It's a bit scary.

The top picture was taken wide angle so the Arch is closer than it appears. You can see the edge of downtown proper to the right, where visitors will have to park from now on. Ain't gonna work when there is a Cardinals or Rams game.

The second picture shows how close the garage pedestrian exit was to the shaded path to the monument. The fourth could be a project by Anselm Kiefer.                           

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s.c said...

I like the now obelisk in the first photo. Demolished buildings has always a kind of sad attraction as is also here the case and the B&W enforce that feeling. Yes thats a lot of car parking places going away. Now to find new space for them could be troublesome or they don't just appear anymore. This projects are always a two sided medal and its the deciding party who tells you which side is up but in reality you don't know yet.

Luis Gomez said...

I also think it is nice that you have documented this.

Birdman said...

Your Arch today looks like a monolith. Strange capture.

William Kendall said...

Rendering the shots in black and white were very effective this time out, Bob. It gives a starkness to them.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I see your point in reference to the artist Bob :) when is the next big game!

Stefan Jansson said...

We have folk racing in Sweden.