On Sunday, I took my camera along to capture a small photo update of the new Dominion HQ going up on East Cary Street. I also took a couple of other photos of nearby buildings. Hoping to take some time in January to provide a more comprehensive update for the web site. In the meantime, you can review the Gallery photos here:
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.
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.
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.