Beautiful Old Buildings: demolitions

KorbenDallas

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Added the original building to the demolished one from the first link: Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal

The Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal was a railroad station located in Pittsburgh. Constructed in 1903 and opened on April 13, 1904, the 11 floor Beaux-Arts domed 197 foot tall terminal was designed by Theodore Carl Link and cost George Jay Gould $800,000 ($22.3 million in 2018 dollars).
  • Floors 1 through 3 contained ticketing, passenger waiting areas and some retail with floors 4 and above serving hundreds of offices of Gould's Wabash Railway Corporation.
  • The terminal lasted only four years as a station when the Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway entered receivership on May 29, 1908. It continued to service passenger traffic until October 31, 1931, but survived beyond that as an office building and freight-only facility.
  • The adjacent freight warehouse was closed after two successive fires on March 6, and March 22, 1946 destroyed most of the infrastructure.
  • The station was announced for demolition on July 5, 1953 to make way for the Gateway Center complex. Demolition started on October 5, 1953 and was completed in early 1954.
Why would you destroy something like that?

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Notice the hollow core to the column on the left and the colour contrast between the outer skin and the core?

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Good short article of what has been torn down in a Lithuanian city.
History of Klaipėda (Memel)

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Moscow then and now. They even change statues! Christ the Savior Cathedral today and before

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No editing with this 'auto merge thing' so.
Retro photos of mankind's habitat.

Very careful 'demolition' of a Csar's statue. Фотографии по тэгу Памятник Александру III - Фотографии старой Москвы

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World wide demolitions and buildings that have been demolished.
 
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