Thursday, 3 November 2011
I took these in Gateshead on a last minute work trip up north in August 2010. I'd understood that the car park was supposed to have been gone by July, so was delighted to find it was (mostly) still standing. I was transfixed by the demolition work; a giant pair of mechanical jaws taking huge bites out of the concrete, whole floors occasionally crashing through to the ground. There were three other guys with various tripods and video camera equipment nearby, intently taping every single moment of its final days.