The Park Building

+ Comments (2) The Park Building - 2006-08-28 22:39:36
This is -- or was The Park Building in downtown Kalamazoo -- just a stone's throw from Bronson Park and diagonally across South Street from the Kalamazoo Public Library. As can be seen in the photo, it was stripped of glass and many fixtures before this was taken. A couple of weeks after taking this photo in late July, I drove past the area to see a massive pile of rubble where it once proudly stood. Making way, no doubt, for some lifeless shell of a building all steel aluminum and glass and 'modernity' in place of what once was. If I'd known while shooting this reflection (while leaning on the chain-link fence surrounding the demolition site) that it was soon to be levelled rather than renovated, I'd have taken more time AND more photos. I did get a series of shots of the front from across the street but wasn't all that happy with them and had told myself at the time I'd need to return and try again. Silly, short-sighted me . . . I'm hoping this will work ... if you CLICK HERE, it should open a Google Maps page showing you the area and the marker will be roughly where The Park Building once stood . . .