Monday, May 22, 2006

Ikea Photo Gallery: Anatomy of a Demolition

As noted earlier, Gowanus Lounge hit Red Hook this weekend, and shopping at the new Fairway wasn't the only thing on the agenda. We had intended to get a look at the state of the ongoing Ikea demolition and were surprised to find it going full swing, even on traditional days of rest. The Brooklyn Rule of Demolition applies here: Get it down as fast as you can, because once you knock it down, no one can stop you.

In any case, the photos show that most of the buildings along Beard Street have been reduced to steel skeletons. The cranes around the graving docks that Ikea will fill in for parking are now visible through the old buildings. Within two weeks, everything should be gone.










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