December 27th, 2004

Fire and Ice (or soot and ice)

There is an old building in downtown Des Moines of mild historical value that once held a car dealership and has been vacant for quite some time. I've watched the progress of the renovation over the last couple months on my daily walk to work.

I left for the holidays and came back to see that it had burned down--only a week after it passed fire inspection and the new tenants were about to move in. The firefighters were summoned in the middle of the night in sub-zero weather, thus all the ice.

I would have liked to get closer to it, but I didn't want to cause any suspicion during the investigation. ;)

There are more pictures of it up at this ofoto album. You don't need to have an ofoto account to view this album.