Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oredock demolition update.


Little wind shelter on top.

All the chutes on the eastern side of the dock have been lowered.

It's really weird to look at it like that -- it's almost like an optical illusion. People my age, who grew up after the dock had gone out of service, have (to the best of my knowledge) never seen the chutes in a lowered position. They've been suspended in mid-air for as long as I can remember.

Here's another angle (taken from Water Street), showing the dock as it looked back in October and how it looks as of now:

Another angle.
(October 2011)

Closer view of the end of the dock.
(March 2012)

From that angle, you can clearly see the missing (well, lowered) chutes on the eastern side, as well as the addition of the stairs and the little trailer that's been lifted onto the top of the dock (where a small building stood until roughly the early 2000s -- we have it in family pictures dating up to 1999, at least).

Panorama.

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