Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

 

The National Building, 13th and Arch. Demolished to expand the Pennsylvania Convention Center

Pennsylvania Railroad power plant in the Amtrak yard, approximately 31st and Vine. Demolished in 2009.

The Spectrum, 11th and Pattison Avenue. Demolished in 2011

Adam’s Mark Hotel, 4000 City Avenue. Demolished in 2006.

Philadelphia Convention Hall and Civic Center, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard. Demolished in 2005.

Odd Fellows Temple, Broad and Cherry. Demolished in 2008 to expand the Convention Center

Gilbert Building, Clarion and Cherry Streets. Demolished in 2008 to expand the Convention Center

Credit: All photos by Andrew Evans

About the author

Andrew Evans is an architect by training who is fascinated by construction and destruction alike. He is a lifelong Philadelphian and resides in southwest center city. You can see more of his photos here on Flickr.



7 Comments


  1. These are very cool!

  2. These are fantastic!

  3. great photos! an interesting process. Can you share a little about how these images were made? are they digital composites or film?

  4. Thanks for the compliments. John, they are digital composites from a small point and shoot camera – nothing fancy.

  5. Nice hat, nice dogs, nice pics, nice work.

  6. Nacho Man Sandy Cabbage

    is that a giant Slim Jim in the Amtrak yard?

  7. I miss the Gilbert Building. :(

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