Saturday, January 11, 2020

Coming To An End...

This is the Newsday building, in Melville, NY where I worked for 28 of my 41 years.  It has been sold, and is being demolished so the new owner can build a giant warehouse.  Quite a comedown for the property on which was published the Pulitzer prize winning newspaper that was the 6th largest in the United States at one time.

They have broken out some windows on the second floor, and the main entrance doors on the front, so they can dump materials from within the building outside - the steel pipes for the sprinkler system, aluminum, wiring and other materials.  The building itself is still standing, so it is not as painful to look at as it would when they start the demolition of the structure itself.  I, of course, will try and be there to record some of that.


Anonymous said...

This looks like a relatively new building. It makes me sad that people just tear down and build new, rather than trying to work around the current structure.

Anonymous said...

I feel the same as Joan. However, a warehouse won't have windows and will probably be three times the size as the existing building. Sometimes, it's difficult to see the changes. Looking forward to future posts. betsey