Weekly Photo Challenge – Transition

Waiting-the-Wrecking-Ball

Waiting for the Wrecking Ball.

Abandoned, defunct just waiting for the Wrecking Ball to head its way and flatten it to the ground.  No doubt in its place will be another new build industrial unit of steel girder and aluminium cladding, more than likely painted in some bright garish colour. 

I admit that the above structure is not the most pleasing of architectural structures but it had fulfilled an economically viable life and could may be do so again.  But in our throw away culture buildings are included as well as packaging.

That’s progress, well looking at many new build units both industrial and retail I don’t reckon they will have the commercial life of many of the buildings being destroyed.

Just a thought to go along with this weeks Photo Challenge – Transition.

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29th November

(C) David Oakes 2015

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7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Transition

    • They say we are building for the future …but most of todays buildings will never get there. What is it they say about products “Built in obsolescence ” same with our everyday utility building.

  1. If you think concrete cubes are worth remembering for thos who come after us, the new architecture has a point to make. Personally, I see these concrete cubic buildings as sterile, with a character of business and money are most important and mainly not very human. Even when people work inside of them. But some are worth looking twice… 🙂

    • There are some great 60’s concrete buildings that have the character of the time architects using the attributes of those modern materials. Now all we have is to but it bluntly tin sheds, tin sheds that will not last long enough to be even considered icon of the 21st century

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