A History of Destruction

In the first two weeks of June last year, the partial demolition of the Loblaws Food Building near the Bathurst Street bridge began. Since it was just a few blocks from my office, I travelled down at lunch almost every day to document various phases of the process.

What was interesting was that they were literally cutting the building in half to make way for a future road extension. Day by day the cut grew, and eventually they just knocked down the northern half.

Each day I tried to take a vertical panorama from the same spot to try and show this. The end result is this sequence shown today. It looks a little nicer at a larger size, but the original file is 15,000px × 4,000px (a whopping 345mb photoshop file).