Friday, September 4, 2015

A Prelude to Destruction: The De-glassification of the Glassell School of Art Building


Getting rid of what's dear and iconic:
The Glassell School of Art - 5101 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006

Here we go awry again.... 



Even the MFAH has signed on to Houston's well-observed Credo: Destruction in the Name of Progress, ... Expansion. The Glassell School of Art Building is being gutted and the glass-brick walls are coming down. A few of the translucent blocks might get saved in the course of what the Museum euphemistically labels a "removal" operation, rather than a demolition. Why not call a spade a spade, -- and a wrecking crew a wrecking crew? 

GLASS BRICKS OUT -- PRE-FABBED SAND-BLASTED CONCRETE PANELS ARE ON THE WAY 

MFA - Museum of not so Fine Art of Destruction 

Find updates on destruction progress here


AN ART STUDIO WITH A VIEW - IN AND OUT


Work crew getting ready for the dirty job 
A last look at the fenced-off South-facing facade of the iconic glass brick structure
View from the sculpture garden 

Demolition crew in the parking lot - View from Montrose Blvd looking East
First Presbyterian Church Spire in background 

See more -->  archival photos of Glassell School of Arts Building, Glassell School of Art ,
Glass Wall with reflection, glass wall detail, Sculpture Garden


Glassell School of Art 5101 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006
Glassell School of Art 5101 Montrose Blvd Houston, TX 77006



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