Post Number: 399
|Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 2:53 pm: || |
While looking at Grand Circus park on local.live.com's bird's eye view, I was very surprised to see that one of the pictures, when rotated to a view from the North looking South, still contained a picture of the Statler. I was very surprised, as I thought most of these pictures were newer.
Anyway, here it is:
And here is a link to the actual map.
Also, I notice the Statler has scaffolding along its northern end. Was there any facade renovation being done before the demolition?
Post Number: 1622
|Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 3:39 pm: || |
If I remember correctly, they dismantled the Statler floors by floor, instead of implosion. Since the People Mover track goes right by the Statler, one would assume they did not want a repeat of the Hudson's mess with destroying the track. So that would lead to this picture probably being right before they demolished the Statler, which would be summer of 2005.
Post Number: 4232
|Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 3:48 pm: || |
That's a useful view because I think a potential QL HQ on that site should use the same basic footprint. I see no reason why there should be a plaza or recessed entrance facing GCP...it would make the presence of the DPM tracks even more awkward.