A large old house around 34th and Southwest Trafficway was just demolished this past week. These shots were taken on Tuesday on the grounds of the shuttered Norman School (one of the KCMO school district’s closed schools). I drove by again on Thursday and saw it looked like the whole site had been cleared.
The last time I had shot photos of the West Edge project demolition progress was on Christmas Eve – Previous set here. Noticing the building has been getting less tall and that a month had gone by it seemed like I ought to get some more.
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.