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Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 11 August 2009 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

The demolition of the Caxton Works in Hyde

For more information see Caxton Works Demolition and Caxton Demolition Continued.

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Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/400 second F/5.6 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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RuneE from Norway

They are certainly doing a thorough job - but I wouldn't have parked my car nearby...

11 Aug 2009 5:11pm

@RuneE: The car-breakers yard is across the road.

Denise Nesbitt from United Kingdom

What a great shame! This building just looked so wonderful! I could see it being on "Grand Designs" but sadly not to be. What replaced it? Dare I ask?

11 Aug 2009 5:13pm

@Denise Nesbitt: Demolition is still continuing so I don't yet know what will be replacing it.

photowannabe from rocklin, CA, United States

Perfect word for letter D but it seems a shame to demolish a viable building.

11 Aug 2009 5:26pm

ArneA from Oslo, Norway

Nothing can last forever. but the alphabeth

11 Aug 2009 6:52pm

Reader Wil from Krimpen, Netherlands

Actually I think it a pity that this building is being demolished.

11 Aug 2009 7:04pm

Babooshka from United Kingdom

As I have said before it is always a sad day to me when a fine building is demolished even though they make fantastic documentary images.

11 Aug 2009 9:37pm

Tumblewords from United States

That photo looks like a painting - spectacular! The building looked good to me - too bad it had to go.

12 Aug 2009 2:33am

Ramblin' with Roger from United States

Don't know how viable it was, but I surely prefer retrofitting old buildings to razing them. Still there's an odd beauty in the destruction, I suppose.

12 Aug 2009 8:02am

jay from United Kingdom

I'm always amazed at how they can knock down a building and have nothing escape the confines of the boundary. Takes a lot of skill!

12 Aug 2009 1:21pm

Rose from United States

A great photo! I hate to see old buildings demolished, but sometimes it's necessary. This looks like a scene from my area, where a historic building caught fire a year ago and had to be completely demolished. They had to be very careful not to disturb the structure of nearby buildings that have been preserved.

12 Aug 2009 1:47pm

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12 Aug 2009 3:49pm

Leslie from Canada

Great photo and great choice for today! :D

12 Aug 2009 11:34pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/400 second
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)