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Penn Station Demolition, December photograph by Alexander Hatos, PR NYHS Image Photo New York, Historic New England, Tear Down, Great Photographers, World's Fair, Paris Street, Historical Society, Beautiful Buildings, American History

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.

Wreckers demolish the Regent Theater in late The theater, located at 133 Crescent Street NW, opened in It showed movies and staged performances. There were bowling lanes on the fourth floor and a rooftop garden for ballroom dancing. Interesting Buildings, Tear Down, Urban Renewal, Rooftop Garden, Ballroom Dancing, Urban Design, Historical Photos, Old Photos, Michigan

Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions

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

Built in the U. Post Office and Subtreasury was built by Alfred B. Mullett, a hero of the ornate Second Empire style, and was criticized by many Bostonians as overwrought. But by its grandeur had diminished. It was razed in Second City Comedy, The Bowery Boys, Historic New England, Boston Public Library, Second Empire, Vintage New York, Mansions Homes, Tear Down, Building Structure

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.

Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions Grand Rapids Michigan, State Of Michigan, Mi Photos, Tear Down, Urban Renewal, Vintage Stuff, Ottawa, Historical Photos, Brewery

Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions

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

Penn Station Demolition, December photograph by Alexander Hatos, PR NYHS Image Photo New York, Historic New England, Tear Down, Great Photographers, World's Fair, Paris Street, Historical Society, Beautiful Buildings, American History

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 Credit Arthur Brower/The New York Times Interior Design Sketches, The Blitz, I Love Nyc, Vintage New York, Tear Down, Grand Staircase, Train Travel, New York Times, Empire State Building

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

 Post Office building being torn down Boston Public Library, Tear Down, Post Office, Abandoned, Buildings, Times, Vintage, Left Out, Snail Mail

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 old Kent County courts and administration building is wrecked in late The building was located where the south end of Calder Plaza and the Fifth Third Center parking lot is today. County Court, Kent County, Tear Down, Urban Renewal, Parking Lot, Vintage Stuff, Historical Photos, Third, Old Things

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 / and when you stroll down through the comments there are many more to see. Architecture Plan, Amazing Architecture, Historic New England, Victorian Photos, Tear Down, Facade Design, Built Environment, Beautiful Buildings, That Way

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.

Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions State Of Michigan, Tear Down, Urban Renewal, Ottawa, Historical Photos, Brewery, Times Square, Old Things, Fox

Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions

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

The old Kent County court and administration building undergoes demolition during urban renewal in Grand Rapids. The building was dedicated in 1892 and demolished in (MLive file photo). County Court, Kent County, Grand Rapids Michigan, Tear Down, Urban Renewal, Back In The Day, Historical Photos, Old Photos, Places Ive Been

Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions

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

Photographer and activist Richard Nickel spent much of his life battling to preserve Chicago’s diverse architecture. His death, while trying to save remnants of its Stock Exchange building, gave him ‘an almost mythic status’ in the city Second City Comedy, The Bowery Boys, Louis Sullivan, Historic New England, Boston Public Library, Tear Down, Lost City, Beautiful Buildings, Abandoned Places

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.

9 of the Most Beautiful Buildings We Ever Tore Down Second City Comedy, The Bowery Boys, Historic New England, Boston Public Library, Tear Down, Lower Manhattan, World's Fair, In Boston, Beautiful Buildings

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 former theater building awaits final demolition along Monroe Ave. at Michigan Street in The site is now home to Grand Rapids City Hall and the Kent County administration buildings on Calder Plaza. Kent County, Grand Rapids Michigan, Rapid City, Tear Down, Urban Renewal, Historical Photos, Old Photos, Theater, Past

Wrecking downtown: 100 photos of Grand Rapids urban renewal demolitions

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