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.
A rather large set of new photos that I shot on December 15th are now available for viewing in the RCW Gallery. I think I captured most of the active construction sites in and around Downtown Richmond. If I missed something, drop me a line on Facebook and let me know what I’m missing.
Also be sure to check out the Panoramas at the end of the album.
The smaller tower crane was added during the past week.
A smaller, but identical tower crane was added over the weekend at the Children’s Hospital construction site on Broad Street. The additional crane should allow the building to rise even faster in the coming weeks and months.
Good Evening Everyone,
I worked most of the day today to clean up the web site account and get the most important parts of this project back online. As you can see, I’ve decided to start fresh with a new front end database for Richmond City Watch (RCW). I’m using WordPress, which I’ve used for the last two years on other projects I’ve set up. It’s incredibly easy to use and even easier to keep updated! I’ve found that I really need to stick with web site software that is easy to use and manage. I want to avoid the web site being taken over by spam bots, again. Check out the navigation bar on the top of the home page to find links to the Gallery and Facebook pages.
The current theme (fonts, colors and graphics) will likely change in the coming weeks. I’ll find something a little more architecturally inspiring.
Also, you’ll notice a big chunk of the web site is still missing. The following features are still MIA while I work on coming up with new ways
- Building Database: I plan on restoring these pages as soon as possible. A future update to these pages is planned once they are back online.
- FAQ/About US Pages: These will be updated and placed back online once I revise the content of these pages.
- Forums: Will work to restore a functional forum for the web site. I’d also like to archive the old forum at some point.