Author Topic: The Holman/Waypoint project (435 Main St)  (Read 2169 times)

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Re: Holman demolition began today
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2019, 11:47:02 AM »
I shot for most of the day yesterday and I've already done a bunch today, so I've got a couple hundred photos and a couple dozen videos to edit, so it may be a while before I catch up here. If you want to see the Holman building like you've never seen it before,  head on over to Anderson and Main (it's open again).

In the meantime, here are two from yesterday. After all the bricks were pushed off those streets onto the sidewalk, I took this at around 4pm. A couple of those bricks hit what appears to be a multi-directional light (fixed now).

I'm taking a break right now because the HFD just showed up at the site and things have stopped for the moment.

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Re: The Holman/Waypoint project (435 Main St)
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2019, 02:50:26 PM »
Great pictures. Thanks for photo-documenting.

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Holman demolition ENDS today
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2019, 10:08:32 AM »
The below pic is what the scene looked like as of 9:24 this morning.

I was told that they want to get the entire building down before the snow arrives later today, so if you want to see it or take a last picture of it standing, make some quick plans. Talk to a cop to find out where you can stand.

Be advised that Main Street from Ward Street to University Plaza Drive is closed and Anderson Street from Union Street to River Street are closed.



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The Holman building demolition (#1 of 5)
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2019, 03:53:52 PM »
I took over a thousand pictures and shot probably 3 dozen small videos of the Holman building demolition in the last week. That's a TON of editing to do. After all the straightening, framing, cropping, sizing, ID-ing and color/sharpening adjustments, I certainly couldn't post 800-900 images, so the initial weeding out reduced the pile to 181 images. A second run-through got it down to an even 100. Since each post is limited to 20 images, there will be 5 posts.

1. Post1:  1-16-19

2. Post2:  1-16+17-19

3. Post3:  1-17+18+19-19

4. Post4:  1-19+20-19

5. Post5:  1-20+22-19  (no 1-21-19 images were selected)
 

Following the fifth post will be one more post containing the YouTube link for the video of all the combined bits and pieces extracted from the 30 or 40 little videos. That video will run 13:19.

Of course, I have to state that all images are Bob Leafe. Contact me first regarding ANY potential usage or licensing. As a professional photographer, I take this stuff seriously.

(Cheery little buzzard, ain't I?..................and a week of constant near-frostbite conditions didn't help my bare trigger finger's attitude...............I almost had to use an adjacent finger that's usually reserved for something else.)


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The Holman building demolition (#2 of 5)
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2019, 04:13:02 PM »
Post 2:  1-16+17-19

Click to enlarge (you may have noticed that this generally works with just the horizontal shots, but check the verticals anyway...............a certain size ratio will slip through.





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The Holman building demolition (#3 of 5)
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2019, 04:26:19 PM »
Post 3:  1-17+18+19-19

Dunno if you noticed (or care), but these 100 shots are all posted sequentially. Not sure about the two photostitches, however, but they replaced nearly identical (and lesser) shots that were in the sequence.

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The Holman building demolition (#4 of 5)
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2019, 04:37:13 PM »
Post 4:  1-19+20-19


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The Holman building demolition (#5 of 5)
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2019, 05:15:06 PM »
Post 5:  1-20+22-19  (no 1-21-19 images were selected)

Click blah, blah, blah................



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The Holman demolition video
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2019, 05:30:45 PM »
This is a week's worth of small video bits jammed together than run 13:19. You'll have to click on "YouTube" in the bottom right - AFTER you start the video - to see what I wrote:






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Re: The Holman/Waypoint project (435 Main St)
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2019, 06:31:05 PM »
Great pictures.  Marley and I also found the video mesmerizing. Couldn't stop watching it.  :o

I'll miss the ornate entrance way but not the monolithic brick wall that extended down Main. 

50-52 Main demo starts Monday, FYI.


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Re: The Holman/Waypoint project (435 Main St)
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2019, 12:45:47 AM »
This is the post-Holman post. It reveals a nice new view of Holy Trinity Church.

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Re: The Holman/Waypoint project (435 Main St)
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2019, 12:50:00 PM »
Slight retrospective (to get everything in one thread):

1. This is my initial shot of the 435 Main (former Holman Moving) project demolition, taken across Anderson St from the Second Reformed Church's parking lot on 10-12-18. The crane had been sitting there for a couple of weeks and the sheeting (for asbestos remediation?) that was there the morning I shot this was gone by afternoon. This should have been the first shot in this thread.

2. I wish I could say I used a drone, but the second shot was actually taken from the top of the Sears tower on 5-17-12. Obviously, I wasn't aiming at Holman, but rather at my neighborhood, my building and the high-rises in the background. Fortunately, most of Holman made it into the shot.

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« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2019, 04:14:17 PM »
Had to shoot this stitch before they put something in it. By the way - all the piledriving you may have heard coming from this project was only on the Maple Ave side. I don't know why and I don't know if there is any more to be done. I'll post those images the next time I update the Projects thread.

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Re: The Holman/Waypoint project (435 Main St)
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2019, 03:23:35 PM »
3-30-19

1 - The whole scene from my roof

2 - Closeup of the pile drivings on the Maple Ave side


4-1-19

3,4 - As I was pulling out of the Second Reformed Church's parking lot, I saw this right in front of me across the street and took two shots from behind the wheel.


STITCHES

4-7-19

5,6 - Both stitches were shot from the Maple Ave side and show the pile drivings. The first was from the back corner of Family Dollar and the second was from the side of Holy Trinity School. In each image, you can see the other building.

7. Old Reliable - from the SE (front) corner of Family Dollar on the Main St side


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