Monday, October 26, 2009

My World - Year # 2 - Episode # 3

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Louise, Sylvia and myself. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Check out the new layout at the My World site.
R B & W was a manufacturer of nails and bolts in Kent. The plant was in low production and in order to save tax dollars they tore down the office and the plant at the Kent location. Here is what is left of the demolition. It seem to come down a lot faster then it goes up.
There are two main pieces of equipment used in the demolition. The first is the bulldozer.
The second is the excavator, this can be very destructive on a building.
See what's happening in other worlds above.

35 comments:

Tipper said...

Those big machines can make short work of clearing the debris. Makes me think of all the history the plant held.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

This demolition reminds me of them taking down the school house here a few years back.

Sylvia K said...

Really interesting and kind of sad to watch how quickly something can come down when it took so much longer to build in the first place. Great shots, Tom!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Luiz Ramos said...

Is that a good or bad decision for local inhabitants?
Good report.
Luiz Ramos

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Ah yes,tearing things down is so much faster than building them up.The thought just occurred to me,that the same is true in relationships.It is much easier to tear people down than to build them up.Have a good day and thanks for the pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Jack and Joann said...

Removed but obviously not forgotten. A very different post for you.

Janie said...

My grandson would have loved to watch that heavy equipment in action1 Love your new mallard header.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I would have love to photograph that old brick and windows before it went all the way down did you get any closer shots?

SandyCarlson said...

I wonder why it seems the chimney is always last. Thanks for these pictures, friend.

Stine in Ontario said...

I think this is kind of sad but I guess if it means the company can save money on taxes... I'm thinking the building could have been used for a different purpose, rented out or sold.

Photo Cache said...

I would love to ride and drive a caterpillar someay :)

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Tom said...

I worked on Demolition sites for a while...One of the jobs I did was strip the slate roofs for re-sale, then sometimes we would remove the stone lintels, in some of the old mills I would be amased when the mill chimneys were dropped...
A hole was carefully knocked out at the base, wooded supports would be driven in to hold up the mass of brickwork... it really looked dangerous and was a job done by specialist 'steplejacks'. Once the hole was big enough wood was piled in and around the base and then lit... after a while the brick would crack and the chimney would fall in a line that somehow the 'jacks' had already worked out. It was a sight to behold and one that I will never forget.

Darla said...

It is amazing what can be done with the right equipment....I would have my husband's truck loaded with those brick......garden potential!!

moorebloglife said...

Those machines look pretty powerful I hope they're not coming down my street next ! *wink*

eileeninmd said...

Now that the demolition is done, what will they put in its place? Cool photos.
Have a great week and thanks for hosting.

Hagemor said...

Nice to see your world! I also liked your flower, and the insects, they could be good for "Macro Monday" too. Have a nice week!!

Gaelyn said...

Yet they left the stack. I'll bet there was a lot of very nice old brick in that building. Hope some of that debris is recycled. I find it fascinating to watch those big demolition machines at work. Also sad to see the history disappear.

Carver said...

That's amazing how buildings can be torn down. Sometimes it's hard to see the old torn down although I guess it depends on what comes next.

Pam said...

I bet its more fun to knock it down that it was to build it. You captured some great photos, Tom.

Snap said...

Lots of demolition in Houston. Tear down the old, build the new. I think they tear down some good stuff, but who listens to me??!!!! Enjoyed the post.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your new header.

It is sad, but interesting how much faster a building goes down than what it goes up.

In the pipeline biz we call the excavator a "track hoe."

George said...

It's rather sad to see old plants being torn down, but I guess that is one of the costs of progress.

Dirkjogt said...

Always interesting to see. I have also taken some pictures of the old sugar factury that's been demolished in my neighborhood. Each month I take some pictures. At the end I'll put them on my blog.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That was a mammoth task Tom.

Pietro said...

Interesting report about the demolition, Tom. Very nice shots.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Amazing how fast it does come down with all those heavy equipments

Arija said...

That seems to be the general way of this world. Here today and gone tomorrow. We live in a terribly wasteful society.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Looks like those machines accomplished a lot of demolition. Makes me sad when history starts tumbling.

Lanny said...

Our family loves big equipment! It can make quick work of things that is for sure. I like the play of color in your shots.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tom, I just caught up with your posts this past week. The birds, gulls, reflections and flowers with bees are all great...

And this old plant probably hired alot of people at one time.

Hugs
Betsy--who is thrilled to be home!

Martha Z said...

A throw away society. More stuff for the landfill, jobs thrown away as well.

moe lauher said...

Very interesting posting. One thingI like about That's My World is that we learn so much about places and peoples we would never know otherwise.

Japa said...

Machines that make jobs easy and quick. And how quick they demolish memories made on the structures torn down.

jedijawa said...

I think I know where that is!

Mary said...

Interesting to watch it come down.