Wandering around downtown, you never know what you’ll discover.
For instance, I spotted this hole in the ground downtown. At the corner of L St. & Tuolumne. Two backhoes and a bobcat sit resting after the destruction. They’re going to have to dig their way out.
What was a building is now sculptural piles of broken concrete and twisted rebar.
I’d rather write about construction and what new designs are in store for Fresno.
This was the site of the Cornerstone Youth Center. I’m not sure if it was being used recently. Cornerstone Church is one of the largest property owners in Downtown Fresno. While I don’t know much of the facts, I offer these visuals to explore. Meanwhile I’ll try to find out if Cornerstone still owns the site and plans to develop a new building, or if they sold it to another party that will develop it.
This is what used to be here. Not really an architectural gem, so I’m not sad to see it go.
Demolition is a complicated concept for me. On one hand the process is somewhat beautiful to me. The is also the creative aspect of imagining what might go in its place. On the other hand, knowing Fresno development, the site may sit vacant for years, another missing tooth in Downtown’s smile.
What do you think should go in this building’s place? What functions should it have? How tall should it be?