The day that some of us have been dreading for a while is finally here. The Garland Jones Building in downtown Raleigh is, as of today, finally being deconstructed. Demolition on the exterior has officially begun. Luckily, they are doing it in stages to preserve the marble and blue glass panels that make it an icon to many locals. I think that most of these panels (both marble and glass) are going to be reused in some way.
The parking deck beside of the building is completely rubble and the Garland Jones looks to be next over the coming weeks.
The building has stirred a lot of controversy in the past, but this is a sad day indeed for architecture lovers in the area. History erased.
Listen to Jon Zellweger discuss the building with Frank Stasio on The State of Things.