Monday, September 6, 2010

The Chimneys at Chimney Park... within the Menomonee River Valley Project

The chimney images are from a series I photographed in June of 2009. These smokestacks were part of the Milwaukee Road railroad repair shops and were referbished to remain as a monument to the valley's industrial heritage.
Since last winter, bricks have been falling off and preservation efforts are being dropped - because of public safety and the long-term maintenance would be substantial.
The smokestacks were demolished at 9AM on Saturday, September 4, 2010. The demolition was known - but the timing was not published.
The demolition was very well controlled, but rather sad at this point.
View from the 35th Street viaduct
From inside the parimeter
Link to 2009 posting.
Link to Milwaukee Road Redevelopment