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West Edge Project Demolition on Christmas Eve

On the afternoon of Christmas Eve I snapped up some more deconstruction/demolition progress shots of the West Edge project on the Plaza.

Demolition progress photos on the ill-fated West Edge project by architect Moshe Safdie, who noted he’s had projects fail to make it to the construction phase, but until now never one that got 75% completed and then torn down. The initial developer got into financial trouble and the general contractor walked off the job for not being paid, followed by lawsuits and negotiations back and forth. Eventually it was decided the partially completed structure would be torn down and ultimately replaced with a new building that is yet to come.

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West Edge Demolition in November

The demolition progress of the never-completed West Edge in Kansas City is coming along so on Thursday I nabbed a few new shots of the de-construction.

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West Edge on Plaza Under Demolition

Fall-ish October shots from just off the Plaza that detail somewhat the West Edge project being deconstructed before it was even finished. Get your pictures now while you still can. Friday 10/28/2011.

This weekend will be busy – there’s a protest/rally for the Wikileaks whistleblower Bradley Manning at Ft. Leavenworth on Saturday and an Occupy KC event Sunday downtown both of which I’m going to try for shots of.

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West Edge Pre-Demolition

Architect Moshe Safdie’s 3/4th’s completed West Edge on the Plaza, being prepped for demolition after it has sat for about three years unfinished. Kansas City MO, Oct 8, 2011.

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Hilltop Portrait of the West Edge

Last night at dusk I went up the hill from Ward Parkway to Rockwell Lane and Sunset Drive and used my telephoto lens to get a look at the West Edge project as it’s been for at least a couple of years now – unfinished. I thought I heard something about it again in the news again but I can’t quite remember what.

-May 4, 2011

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