Friday, March 25, 2011

118 Years in 20 Seconds

I came across this while doing some online research on how buildings collapse, and thought it was very creepy and quite cool. It's like watching a haunted house in reverse:

Architect Albert Kahn designed and built this home in 1893 for William Livingstone, who contributed a great deal to the city and commercial shipping in the region.

The house was moved from its original location, and renovations to preserve it were made; unhappily none were ever carried out. In 2007 the house was finally demolished, but not before it became a familiar symbol of urban decay. Another video here shows it in worse shape, and documents a partial collapse.

Like I said, creepy. But cool.


  1. Ohhh--thank you for this! Very cool. Very creepy.

  2. I see a ghost story in all the information.

  3. That was rather creepy. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Lynn, just letting you know I put some pics of my book/bookmark on my latest blog entry :D

    Thanks again!