Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Road Closed

You can't get through to the library in town...the road is closed because they're taking down a building.



There are hazard signs posted all around it.  Besides the risk of falling objects...asbestos maybe?  The building's pretty old, so I'm guessing that's a factor.  It's pretty tight quarters in so far as how it's situated next to other buildings. Wonder how long it'll take to bring it down & clean it up.

61 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I always get a little sad when a building is torn down.

Rambling Momma said...

it always feels so lonley when buildings come down

Brian Miller said...

wow. would be pretty interesting to watch as it comes down...they can do some pretty amazing things with demolition...

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Rosey, that is too bad about not being able to get to the library. The building being demolished is very close to the other building and looks ugly!
Have a great day.
Julie

stevebethere said...

I also think it's sad when buildings get knocked down but if asbestos is heavily involved it's probably best, keep a look out Miley Cyrus might turn up with her wrecking ball LOL :-)

Have a tanfastic rest of week

Z @ Kicking Kilos said...

that's so sad :(

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Clean up will take a while for sure. But if it's asbestos it's good that it's coming down.

Stephanie said...

Wow!! What a shot!

Manzanita said...

I always hate to see old buildings being destroyed as there is usually some monstrousity modern building to take it's place. But old buildings are an expense to keep up and to heat so tear away. Yes, plenty close to the next building. Haha

Janine Huldie said...

Wow, that is some building and just hope they get it down soon so you aren't inconvenienced to much more now, Rosey. Happy Wednesday :)

Sandee said...

Looks like it's going to be a while before this is gone. It's interesting to watch the progress though.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Courtney Gillard said...

It's pretty amazing when they bring a building down like that. Great photos!

~ Noelle said...

what kind of building was it? I hate when old building get torn down... but then i hate when they let old buildings get all dilapidated... knowing they could have done something to help preserve it... there are some in my hometown that need to be torn down now because they are so bad... but there was once hope for it...

Mary Johnson said...

It always makes me a little sad to see a building demolished, even when it should be

Karen Glatt said...

It has to be done. Tearing down this old building because of hazardous materials. But, it always makes me sad to see the building go.

Pat Hatt said...

They can get them down pretty quickly, be more fun watching it implode though lol

Janet Coffield said...

Wow! I thought this was due to the snow recently! Come see my WW today. Thanks. gahome2mom

Masshole Mommy said...

It would have been cooler if they imploded it like they do to the old casinos in Vegas LOL.

Theresa said...

I wish they would take some of our old buildings down around here. Parts of our downtown are starting to look like Detroit! Hopefully they get it down soon so you can get back to the library!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Yikes, that is close to other buildings! Seems like it would be hard to take it down safely. But I guess the workers know what they're doing haha :)

mail4rosey said...

OH that statement pierced my heart. ;)

Kidding...Detroit's a mess, and I know it.

Jacquelineand.... said...

If it had contained asbestos they would have had to remove the asbestos before tearing the building down; friable asbestos is bad news! They have to be heathens to have blocked your access to the library...bad demolition people, no cookies!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I bet it comes down a lot faster than they will be able to get it cleaned up. What a mess...

Kristi Maloney said...

I agree, sad to see a building come down...but my boys would probably love to watch the demolition! Boys! oy!

Monica said...

Oh my goodness!! They are building a monstrous sky scraper not to far from my home and when ever I see it (and all those workers!) I get nervous!

mail4rosey said...

That's good to know. Must just be potential flying hazards (and who wants to get hit with anything off of that building??? Not me). :)

School got out early today, so we did drive across town in the other direction today, to get our library fix. :)

Karen Main said...

Wow I have never seen a building so large demolished, except on TV when they take them down in one blast, my son would love it. Are they taking this one down bit by bit? That must take months.

Tami said...

Like Karen, I have never seen a building that big demolished. It must be an interesting process that would surely take a long time. As weeks/months go by, you should post more pics of the process. :)

Maria said...

Oh mine, this reminds me very much of a building back home.
Maria
www.musicteachingandparenting.com

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Sad to see the old buildings go

alissa apel said...

Yikes! That looks like a danger zone.

We have a building here in Omaha that collapsed on people this week. Two people are dead from it. Many were hurt. It seems like lately there is something every week that happens in Omaha to hit national news. YIKES!

Ann Jones said...

It looks like that building needs to come down :) Hopefully things go back to normally soon so it's easier to get to the library!

Jen said...

Oh wow. Sad to see stuff like that.

Anonymous said...

kinda shows you how fast time is passing by

Kung Phoo said...

You definitely do not want asbestos floating around.. make sure its cleaned up quick!

Binky said...

I would think a while. But sometimes they can be quite fast about such things.

Brandy said...

Maybe they are using explosives for the building to take it down? Hmmm ... looks creepy old.

M Clark said...

I suggest you stay away, there probably is asbestos and you don't want to inhale any of it.

Chrissie Beatface said...

Woah...that looks..intense!

Joyce Lansky said...

Yikes!

bxcrochet said...

Wow, that looks so dangerous.

Michelle F.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Yeah that doesn't look safe at all!

Fit Armadillo said...

Oh wow! Hope you found a detour!!!

Emy Cooks said...

hm, never seen it done but with asbestos hope it gets clean up quickly.

Pauline Cabrera said...

That looks so dangerous, hope they clean it up FAST!

Mommy said...

Talk about dangerous!! Let's hope they don't take their time cleaning it up! Uncreative Mommy-Lena Blair

TaMara Sloan said...

I hope they get it down quickly so you can get to your library easily again. I love to watch how they bring down buildings like this one that are nestled in among other buildings. I find it fascinating how they can do that without damaging the buildings around it.

Cathy Kennedy said...

I think it would be neat to watch from a distant a building crumbling down kinda of like in the movies, but I wouldn't want to be close to anyone doing these sorts of jobs. It amazes me that people on the street aren't hurt more often when these wrecking crews bring down a building. Be careful! Thanks for joining my WW linky party!

myshelomitashop said...

Oh no, that looks awfull!

Dee said...

Oh my goodness, that is a lot of destruction.

Karen said...

They are building/updating the library in our town too...It's so exciting and when we go to the diner, across the street from it we LOVE to watch the trucks and crews.

Petro Neagu said...

That's inconvenient but at least they are taking down old buildings instead of waiting for them to just fall on their own as my government does. People got hurt this way.
Happy Wednesday Rosey :) Or Thursday now :)

Samantha Cuhel said...

Wow! It's always sad when old buildings are torn down, but it must be quite a site to watch!

Joanna Sormunen said...

That might take a while. Hope you have an alternative route to the library. Be safe!

Cindy Batchelor said...

Wow those are some interesting pics! hope you have a wonderful week!

Chatty Crone said...

YIKES!

Susan Zutautas said...

I wish Orillia would take down some of the building there are around town. But nope they just sit there for years abandoned.

Suzanne Lucas said...

That first pic is really interesting. Looks like the whole right side of the building is melting away.

Veronica Lee said...

That does look dangerous! Hope they will clean it up fast!
Happy Friday, Rosey!

Colette S said...

I wouldn't mind watching it go down, but it does look dangerous. I'd love to know how they do stuff like that.
I suppose the need lots of dynamite!

David Smith said...

Once they start, it doesn't take very long to bring a building down and clean it up. We had a building torn down a few days ago that was downtown that was built in 1915. Unfortunately, it was damaged too far to be cost effective in renovating it and the city decided to remove it.