Long time, no update everyone! I’m still alive and still very much interested in watching new buildings grow Downtown. I’ve got a bit more time on my hands lately and I have vowed to start back with some periodic Gallery updates. There is so much construction occurring around the metro area and I want to ensure I document it.
The biggest recent change to the site is the update to the Gallery module. The former Gallery module is no longer being updated and it was only a matter of time before it stopped working. In February 2022, I migrated 19,000+ photos over to the new Piwigo Gallery module. Please use this link to see all new content going forward.
This Gallery update highlights the following projects:
VCU Medical Center – Outpatient Facility
VCU Childrens Hospital Expansion
New General Assembly Building
New State Parking Deck on Broad
South Falls I
McRae & Lacy Townhomes
Scott’s Addition Projects (Multiple)
Skyline from Libby Hill, Grace Street Overlook
A link to the Gallery is included in the photo below:
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:
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.
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.