Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

March 14, 2012 | by Andrew Evans


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



  1. Gram says:

    These are very cool!

  2. Canterel says:

    These are fantastic!

  3. john says:

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

  4. Andrew Evans says:

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

  5. Coach A says:

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

  6. Nacho Man Sandy Cabbage says:

    is that a giant Slim Jim in the Amtrak yard?

  7. Katie says:

    I miss the Gilbert Building. 🙁

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