We’ve always found demolition to be an amazing stage of most projects. While messy and raw, it is also informative and in some cases even poetic. All the mysteries of a house or building are finally exposed and the assumptions and discrepancies of as-built drawings can finally be resolved. The layers of history can be peeled back and deciphered. Depending on the project, it can feel like an archeological dig removing the wood paneling of the 80’s to remove the wallpapers of the 70’s to reveal the lathe and plaster of the 40’s. As architects and builders we’ve always had a curiosity about the methods and techniques of those who came before us and a building in demolition is a little museum to their craft. So for today’s post we’re highlighting photos that you wouldn’t normally see on a design blog – demo photos.

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