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Old Posted Dec 20, 2006, 3:50 PM
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Wow, this is the Sacramento bland architecture hall of fame shot. Wouldn't mind to see most of these go, if only repalced with something more inspired. Glad to see one of them is going down quickly

I'm actually liking the new facade for the Old Federal Building. Now if they could only do something about the mechanical equipment on their roof.

It will look good once 601, 621, 500 and 301 CM are complete in a couple of years.... Then it will all come together and Sacramento (and California) will have a beautiful Capital Mall worthy of that State. I can't wait to see it.

Of course nothing will help the 7, 8, and 9 blocks of Capital Mall. Not until the State decides to bulldoze their buildings and start anew. Something not likely to happen anytime soon.
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Interesting shots. I find this deconstructing process so fascinating. It's so slow and deliberate and for such a small building I could only imagine how long it takes for much larger structures.

Would anybody know if they recycle the iron and other materials taken down in this building to be reused elsewhere? It seems like a logical thing to do with commodity prices being so high.
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Probably don't have to worry about the copper. Vandals have probably already ripped it out.
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I have a couple pictures from last Friday when the wrecking ball first started, but keep forgetting to take them off my camera. I'll get them up soon.

Great pics, Derek.
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Well, here they are. Not much, but the wrecking ball was sure making some noise hitting those concrete panels.







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I have never seen a wrecking ball in action, I would have really enjoyed that - as a matter of fact, I could have stood there for an hour...just watching.
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I saw a wrecking ball once, over by Sunrise mall, whatever was there before the Target (I forget what it was). They knocked it down with one, it was pretty cool. Great pics BTW!
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Also, a question for the mods here, how does this qualify as construction? Shouldn't this still be in the Proposals section? Oh well
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Also, a question for the mods here, how does this qualify as construction? Shouldn't this still be in the Proposals section? Oh well

because as soon as that building is knocked down a new one is going up

i read somewhere earlier that the building is being built on speculation, thus speeding up the process (and putting more risk on behalf of the builders)
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not bad progress eh? this was taken thursday
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Wow! They're almost done! And yes, I also heard it is being built on speculation.
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Thanks for the pics. I love to see those suckers go down like that!
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Also, a question for the mods here, how does this qualify as construction? Shouldn't this still be in the Proposals section? Oh well
This towers a shoe-in to get approval with the Planning
Commission on January 11th and it has already been
approved by the Design Review and Preservation Board to
build back in December. Only the weather can stand
in the way of this building getting built now.

But yeah, technically it's not under construction yet.
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I saw a wrecking ball once, over by Sunrise mall, whatever was there before the Target (I forget what it was). They knocked it down with one, it was pretty cool. Great pics BTW!

Was this the Wards automotive center or did they tear down the Wards and build Lowesfrom scratch??
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^ Yes, I seem to remember that they tore down the Wards and built the Lowes from scratch.
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It's almost totally on the ground. The wrecking ball really gets things moving.
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It's almost totally on the ground. The wrecking ball really gets things moving.

*ahem* What do you mean "almost"



sorry for sucky pic. It was dark and i was hand holding... Plus it looked a lot brighter on my lcd than when i opened it up on the comp (but the lights in the tower on the right kinda look cool, ahhh neverind)
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