Monday, August 27, 2012

The Blue Twins, Demolished!

Post and video by the Hawthorne Hawkman.

The long-awaited demolition of Keith Reitman's "Blue Twins" at 2520 and 2522 Penn Avenue North happened last week, and fittingly, the video footage was a week in the making as well.  I won't bore readers with the technical details (okay, I will) but I used a new time-lapse program on my cell phone and it took a while to figure out how to merge all the different videos together.

Previous demolition posts have had 30-40 minutes of footage, spliced into a few different clips, with plenty of dead space in between (which I once filled by hula hooping).  This time around, we're speeding things up a bit and condensfing the good stuff into about a minute and a half of footage for easy viewing.

I spoke with the City inspector who was out watching the demo crew at work.  A keen eye will notice that the backhoe of doom employed here is kind of old and junky.  The City staffer said this particular crew didn't have the best equipment, but they get the job done pretty well.

A fitting end for Reitman's Blue Twins--they were demolished by "not the best, not the worst" demo crew.

1 comment:

  1. Great. Now that these structures are no longer concerns of Keith Reitman, he can focus his energy on fixing the ugly ass chocolate brown buildings.


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