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Demolition of 100 Block Building, Homestead, PA 6-19-09 by Dan Holland

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Dan Holland Dan Holland
Explore score
0.42 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 20, 2009
Date taken
Jun 19, 2009

Demolition is always a really unfortunate circumstance, but in just looking at the building, there were few other options.

The building itself is a wooden framed structure; unlike the vast majority of those on Eighth Avenue. It's size and materials of construction most certainly date this building to the first wave of development for the area--so, 1890-1905 ( + or - a few years in either direction).

The real point of failure in this building (ultimately calling for its demolition) was not the building itself, but rather the niche carved out of the base for a walkway between two buildings. The upper two stories actually appear to be in fairly good condition.

My guess would be (and from looking at fire insurance maps) that the brick building (now demolished) next to this building was actually holding this building up. When the brick building was demolished, this building--with the base unable to support the weight of the upper floors--began collapsing into the void.

Here's the "after" panorama: www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=26543

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 422 megapixels (29505 x 14336 pixels)
Input images: 198 (18 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 60.2 degrees wide by 29.3 degrees high (top=20.9, bottom=-8.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 2816x2112 (5.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-06-19 14:18:39 - 2009-06-19 14:57:27
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.01
ISO: 80
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 37.1 to 52.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 37.5 to 46.0 percent
Computer stats: 2045.56 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 4:26:29 (1:20 per picture)
Alignment: 31:09, Projection: 24:15, Blending: 3:31:05

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