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and the walls came tumbling down (think John Cougar Mellencamp)
Demolition of Brighten Place has been going on for several weeks. Here’s a shot of the front, pre-demolition. I’m happy to report that someone salvaged those gorgeous window frames on the 3rd floor as well as many other artifacts from the exterior.
Here’s another pre-demolition shot. The building on the right and the one behind the bucket are long gone. More shots of the building on the left are below.
I wandered by the site today, since I have some extra days off for Thanksgiving. The guy operating the jaws was nothing short of amazing. He could pick a single piece of recyclable metal from the pile and set it aside.
A big bite of the debris
Moving over to the dump truck.
I saw a guy on the other side picking up a piece of sheet metal. I timed it such that it looked like he was getting munched, but he was in no danger.
I’m hoping to go back when they are knocking structure down.