Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Just Another Dead Block in Grand Center

A year or so after the demolition of the Central Apartments, Grand Center has done nothing to revitalize this sad block of Olive Street on the west side of Midtown.Above, the Continental Building shows how rehabbing apartments can be successful, while below, the empty lot shows the lack of vision in demolishing the perfectly fine Central Apartments.The wreckers were so lazy on this house that a noticeable hollow sits where a house once sat.


  1. Thanks for bringing continued attention to this area. I cheer when a place like Big Brothers Big Sisters opens and tend to forget just how empty this area is.

  2. You know, I think my favorite shot is of the dozens of meters lining this block that never get used. I wish I could have seen the street when these meters were actually needed.


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