This past Sunday I was able to head out and take a few photos of construction around Church Hill and downtown. Photos include the VCU Children’s Hospital, the Canal Walk Lofts and the First & Canal apartment building (pictured below). Check out the photo album by selecting the photo below.
With little fanfare, the state’s Zincke Building is being demolished this week. It appears that the old stone base may be salvaged. At this point, I’m unaware of what may be constructed on this site.
I also had a chance to head over to the new Canal Lofts V construction site on East Main Street to take a few photos. Click the photo below to view the entire photo gallery.
I took a handful of photos from the City Hall’s observation deck back in August. I overlooked these photos for awhile, but discovered them last week when I was reviewing photos from last year. Thanks to the recent snowfall, I had time to finally upload this photo set. Enjoy the photo set by clicking on the photo below.
No real excuses on the lack of photos, it seems that work, the gym and weekend landscaping chores seem to eat away at a lot of my free time these days. Nonetheless, on July 31st I took a stroll through the neighborhood and snapped a couple photos of the City and Church Hill as the sun was setting. Hope you enjoy this small photos set. I also fixed a small Gallery glitch this evening. If you see anything not working properly, please message me on Facebook.
2015 will mark the 15th anniversary of RCW in March. My focus this year is not only provide a photo update each month, but to write some additional stories over the year that highlight the changes to downtown since 2000.
In the meantime, a set of of photos from 2 weeks ago is now up in the RCW Gallery. Please select the photo below to access the January 2015 Gallery.
In an effort to provide clear and concise research on buildings and structures for Richmond, I’m in the process now of creating new pages for each building and structure in the RCW building database.
I’ve realized that the work I did several years ago for the database was rushed, opinionated and quite frankly, poorly written. I want to go back through the information I’ve compiled and verify its accuracy. I’ll also be adding new information from the sources I’ve compiled over the years.
Unfortunately the image links in the RCW building database are broken. I’ll be adding a couple of photos to each page so visitors to the site can easily see what each building looks like. At some point I would like to provide a link to the Gallery for each building so users can see even more photos of the building.
I expect that this will be a multi-year task. My goal will be to complete building pages for all of our structures 10 stories or taller within the next few months. I’ll share new pages to the Facebook page once they are complete.
For now, new building pages are located under the “Buildings” tab on the main page.