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.
A decent sized update was added tonight for the November 2014 gallery. I took photos of the larger construction projects happening downtown. Select the image below to link to the Gallery.
Better late than never, I’ve had an opportunity to upload a nice little batch of construction photos from October to the Gallery. Check them out by selecting the photo below:
Photographs from a Sunday morning outing have been uploaded to the August Gallery. Click the photo below to access the Gallery.
The RCW Building Database, with 818 entries as of today, is back online. My next long-range project is to overhaul the database to include:
- New graphics and page layout
- Updated building and page content
- Integration of building photos
In the meantime, enjoy the old database. A link has been added to the site’s overall header.
It’s been a busy year and I know that updates to RCW have been few and far between over the last two years. My hope is to provide consistent monthly updates to the RCW Gallery as well as work on bringing back the building database. I’m working on fixing a bug with the old pages and hope to have the database back online within a few weeks (if not sooner). Long term, I hope to revamp these pages to provide accurate, consistent data. I also hope to have photos attached to each building page, a feature sorely lacking at this point.
In the meantime, a more comprehensive update on Richmond construction projects is highlighted below:
Just a handful of new photos are up in the June 2014 Gallery. Please select the photo below to access the photo gallery.
A small collection of photos to start the May gallery. Hoping to get out this weekend to add more photos to this collection. Please select the photo below to access the photo gallery.
Even more photos are in the January 2014 photo gallery. Check them out by selecting the photo below:
A small set of photos from January 18th are now online. Just a few distant shots of the new VCU buildings on Grace Street from the Post Office on Brook Road are included. I’m hoping to get out this weekend for a more comprehensive set of photos.