Thursday, August 11, 2005
What to do with an asbestos-infested building?
Eco-Absence noted this building last month in Harvey, Illinois. It used to be a chemical research facility for Arco. Who will pony up the money to clean it out? Why not Arco?
I was surprised to find that all those broken windows, even in a photograph, gave me the creeps. Not sure what it is -- perhaps the complete absence of people where once they belonged. The evidence of vandalism, of other people coming to do harm.
The broken windows make it feel like everyone who used to work and thrive there was wiped out. It emphasizes how "gone" they are. If the windows weren't broken, we could tell ourselves that the people might come back or someone new might move in.
Photo courtesy of Eco-Absence.