We woke up this morning to the sound of major demolition. Sure enough, they’re tearing down Physicians Hospital, just like we heard they would.
I don’t mourn the passage of these buildings too much. They were in pretty sad shape pre-Katrina, abandoned for years. I’m not sure if they were salvageable.
My boss and I came by again after lunch, and I took some more pictures.
Then it occurred to us that video would be better, so I shot a short little movie with the still camera.
Then they tried to shut us down! They sent a guy over to tell us: “They don’t want you taking any pictures.”
Me: “Why not?”
Him: “I don’t know. They just said they don’t want any pictures.”
Me: “Well that’s too bad because I’m planning to take a lot of pictures.”
Later PJ told me he shot some video of the demolition and they told him the same thing. Who do these people think they are, anyway? And what are they hiding?
So I called the Times-Picayune and WWL-TV and gave them the lead, such as it is, and of course I’m posting pictures and video to the internet.
And you can bet I’ll be there tomorrow morning with a video camera.