In the last month, I made it out once to grab some photos. I’m blaming it on the cold weather (6th coldest February ever recorded in Richmond). The photos below are from Powhatan Hill, taken a few days after a 6″ snowfall. Downtown is in the distance, visible through some freezing fog. Enjoy!
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.
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: