The office I work in moved into a newly-constructed building last March. Shortly after we moved, I took this photo of the view out the window over my desk:
That was on March 13, 2018, in the early morning hours. I was so pleased to finally have a window. My first paid job was developing photographs in the darkroom of a small-town newspaper and, ever since then, I’ve worked in one job or another that required me to work in a building with no windows at all.
The next photo was taken April 23, 2018. The only difference you can note, other than that the snow’s melted, is that the windows have been removed from the building to the right. That’s the “B Building,” an annex to the office building I used to work in, and although you can’t tell, they’re already demolishing it by driving a miniature bulldozer around inside the building, pushing the piled-up masonry and metalwork out through holes punched in the walls on the other side of the building.
In this rainy-day shot taken on May 1, 2018, you can see one of the little bulldozers on the roof, and the wind blowing the window blinds through the open frames where the windows used to be.
Nothing obviously new going on in this photo from May 7, 2018:
By May 10, 2018, excavators with jackhammers mounted on the ends of their hydraulic arms were knocking down the walls of the B Building. The guy with the fire hose is apparently trying to keep the dust down. The main building in the background is where I used to work, up on the eighth floor, about where the big hole has been punched in the wall.
About half the B Building was down by May 11, 2018.
A bit more than half the building was demolished on May 14, 2018.
Only the corner of the B Building remained on May 15, 2018.
We were out of town when the last of the B Building collapsed. I was told it made quite a noise when it fell on its own. By the time we got back to work on May 21, 2018, all that was left of the B Building was a pile of rubble.
On May 22, 2018, a half-dozen excavators roam the rubble, sorting the metalwork from the stonework. The crane in the background is using the shipping container to hoist demolition equipment up to the building and bring stuff down that they don’t want to just shove out the hole to the ground.
May 24, 2018: Sorting through the rubble continues.
May 29, 2018: They’ve removed the window glass from the second floor.
May 30, 2018: They’ve removed the window glass from the third floor.
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June 13, 2018: All the window glass has been removed.
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