Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Museum District: Scene of Sacrilege Surrounded by Church Steeples



 Where the temple to the arts once stood


The Glassell School of Art dig site after the demolition of the iconic glass-brick temple to the depictatory and otherwise eye-catching arts. Nothing left but well-settled dirt. So it takes heavy machinery to make way for the big hole in the hallowed grounds; and for whatever it is that will fill the void left by the extirpation of one of Houston's architectural icons from the map of the Museum District. 

South side in 2012 - Sculpture Garden in front of glass-brick facade

Depiction of the Glassell Building in the underground parking garage at Texas Children's Hospital
Depiction of the Glassell Building in the underground parking garage
at Texas Children's Hospital
McCarthy Construction zone perimeter fencing obstructs view of excavation
The sidewalk is gone too, at least in the interim 
Art School in 2012 - North side with parking lot adjacent to Montrose Blvd.
BELOW: FINAL PICS TAKEN IN AUGUST 2015
PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF THE TEAR-DOWN 







Also see prior post

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