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Penn Station demolition.
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Penn Station demolition.

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I took a photo of the Eastown Theater in Detroit being torn down [4000x6000].

High quality images of destruction.

9 of the Most Beautiful Buildings We Ever Tore Down

9 of the Most Beautiful Buildings We Ever Tore Down

The years between 1880 and 1920 changed American cities completely: From elevators to air conditioning to electricity, the monumental buildings born during this period seemed like living things, humming with life. But as quickly as they rose, many of them were torn down—victims of the same progress that pushed them up.

Major Watson house being torn down, Sheldon & Fulton - c. 1928
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Amasa B. Watson House

Wreckers demolish the Regent Theater in late 1964. The theater, located at 133 Crescent Street NW, opened in 1923. It showed movies and staged performances. There were bowling lanes on the fourth floor and a rooftop garden for ballroom dancing. (Courtesy photo | Grand Rapids Public Library, Hero Bratt Collection).
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Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions

Some have never been published or widely-seen outside the archives before.

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9 of the Most Beautiful Buildings We Ever Tore Down

The years between 1880 and 1920 changed American cities completely: From elevators to air conditioning to electricity, the monumental buildings born during this period seemed like living things, humming with life. But as quickly as they rose, many of them were torn down—victims of the same progress that pushed them up.

A January 1967 photo showing final demolition beginning of the old Grand Rapids Brewing Co./Fox Deluxe Brewery building on Michigan Street between Ottawa and Ionia Aves. The state of Michigan purchased the urban renewal site for $161,000. The state office building stands here today. (Grand Rapids Press file photo).
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Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions

Some have never been published or widely-seen outside the archives before.

9 of the Most Beautiful Buildings We Ever Tore Down

The years between 1880 and 1920 changed American cities completely: From elevators to air conditioning to electricity, the monumental buildings born during this period seemed like living things, humming with life. But as quickly as they rose, many of them were torn down—victims of the same progress that pushed them up.

During the demolition, a view into Penn Station’s main waiting room, which was still in use as the building was torn down. July 6, 1965. Credit Arthur Brower/The New York Times
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When the Old Penn Station Was Demolished, New York Lost Its Faith (Published 2019)

During the demolition, a view into Penn Station’s main waiting room, which was still in use as the building was torn down. July 6, 1965. Credit Arthur Brower/The New York Times

U.S. Post Office building being torn down

U.S. Post Office building being torn down

File name: 08_06_016375 Title: U.S. Post Office building being torn down Creator/Contributor: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer) Date created: 1929-12 Physical description: 1 negative : glass, black & white ; 4 x 5 in. Genre: Glass negatives Subjects: Post offices; Demolition; Debris Notes: Title and date from information provided by Leslie Jones or the Boston Public Library on the negative or negative sleeve. Collection: Leslie Jones Collection Location: Boston Public Library, Print…

The years between 1880 and 1920 changed American cities completely: From elevators to air conditioning to electricity, the monumental buildings born during this period seemed like living things, humming with life. But as quickly as they rose, many of them were torn down—victims of the same progress that pushed them up.
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9 of the Most Beautiful Buildings We Ever Tore Down

The years between 1880 and 1920 changed American cities completely: From elevators to air conditioning to electricity, the monumental buildings born during this period seemed like living things, humming with life. But as quickly as they rose, many of them were torn down—victims of the same progress that pushed them up.

The old Kent County courts and administration building is wrecked in late 1966. The building was located where the south end of Calder Plaza and the Fifth Third Center parking lot is today. (MLive file photo)
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Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions

Some have never been published or widely-seen outside the archives before.

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9 of the Most Beautiful Buildings We Ever Tore Down

The years between 1880 and 1920 changed American cities completely: From elevators to air conditioning to electricity, the monumental buildings born during this period seemed like living things, humming with life. But as quickly as they rose, many of them were torn down—victims of the same progress that pushed them up.

A 1967 photo showing final demolition of the old Grand Rapids Brewing Co./Fox Deluxe Brewery building on Michigan Street between Ottawa and Ionia Aves. The state of Michigan purchased the urban renewal site for $161,000. The state office building stands here today. (Grand Rapids Press file photo).
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Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions

Some have never been published or widely-seen outside the archives before.

Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions | MLive.com
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Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions

Some have never been published or widely-seen outside the archives before.

The years between 1880 and 1920 changed American cities completely: From elevators to air conditioning to electricity, the monumental buildings born during this period seemed like living things, humming with life. But as quickly as they rose, many of them were torn down—victims of the same progress that pushed them up.
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9 of the Most Beautiful Buildings We Ever Tore Down

The years between 1880 and 1920 changed American cities completely: From elevators to air conditioning to electricity, the monumental buildings born during this period seemed like living things, humming with life. But as quickly as they rose, many of them were torn down—victims of the same progress that pushed them up.