Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Little Off the Top

One of the things I have been silently doing in the background is watching huge portions of the former St. Louis Centre come down. It's an eerie feeling to watch it being dismantled when I remember so vividly when it was being built.


Just as a reminder, here's what the old abandoned mall looked like back in mid-April.

They were really just getting started then, having the site blocked off and some of the large equipment had been moved into place. Entryways and first-floor windows were starting to rapidly disappear.



You can still see stairways, light fixtures and the outlines of some of the vendor booths within the building.

Fast forward just over two months to late June. It is starting to look a little bare as a lot of the inside work begins to wrap up.

Now spring to July 21. I think you might find the place looking just a little different!


See what I mean? I had missed visual updates for just a few days and most of the front framework had disappeared! Then, last week, I noticed that they had started to remove the individual panels of the skylight. Since I look down onto the rooftop, I noticed that in just a few short days they had managed to strip bare several rows of the panels.

And so, on Monday, workers were doing this. Isn't that cool? It's not often that you get to see this kind of job, up-close and personal. But I did!





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