A rotted out section of floor gapes open
Factory under demolition
South Side Chicago
I often take shots of the same subject framed in slightly different ways, like any decent photographer does. Usually one stands out as the clear winner and that is the one you all get to see. In this case though, well, you’re getting both because I cannot decide.
The slumped face of the southwest building of the Packard campus is where the sheer scale of decay hits home. The collapse here seems less like a function of time and weather and more like the product of a violent force of nature, stilled momentarily for us to behold. I never got around to getting the exterior view of this section last October, so I made up for lost opportunities last month.
I suppose it is past time that I acknowledge that last year has ended and a new year has begun. Happy New Year, and stuff. Have a house.