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. :(

Trackbacks

  1. philebrity.com » Blog Archive » Dept. Of Look At This Cool Shit: Local Architect Showcases Philadelphia’s Recent Architectural Phantoms
Recent Posts
Temple To Get Its Boathouse Back By Next Summer

Temple To Get Its Boathouse Back By Next Summer

July 31, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Ground broken on Temple boathouse restoration, distillery to release Philadelphia-inspired gin, apartments beneath Manayunk’s elevated tracks, West Philly trolley tunnel closed for repairs, and the Independence Visitor Center reaches milestone > more

Initial Concepts For A Revamped Headhouse Square Revealed

Initial Concepts For A Revamped Headhouse Square Revealed

July 30, 2015  |  Morning Blend

A gateway planned for the Headhouse Shambles, Feibush still with more fight in him for 20th and Wharton proposal, fishing and the city, and crafting some of the world’s best guitars in Fishtown > more

A Spirited Quest: On The Trail Of Philadelphia's Distilleries

A Spirited Quest: On The Trail Of Philadelphia’s Distilleries

July 30, 2015  |  Behind the Facade

Craft beer may flow in Philadelphia's 21st century veins, but liquor manufacturing has a long, spirited history here. Nic Esposito gives a toast to the city's past, present, and future of distilling > more

Divine Lorraine Gets Go-Ahead From Architecture Committee

Divine Lorraine Gets Go-Ahead From Architecture Committee

July 29, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Blumenfeld gets design approval for Divine Lorraine reuse, reduced NIMBYism in Chestnut Hill, “toughest stretch” yet of Schuylkill River Trail opens, and ZBA stays true to height limits in Fishtown > more

The Devil Is The Detail

The Devil Is The Detail

July 29, 2015  |  Vantage

"Notorious" Devil's Pool? The most beloved place in the Wissahickon may suffer abuse and indignity every summer, but they are no match for its beauty and physiologic significance. Brad Maule defends the natural landmark > more

City’s Oldest Active Fire Hall Designated Historic

City’s Oldest Active Fire Hall Designated Historic

July 28, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Two of John T. Windrim’s buildings being preserved, an urban garden in Chinatown North, and learning another language through a mural > more