The demo-photo tag team of Joe Lex and Kerwin McKenzie have more pics to share of the ongoing destruction at 1600 Louisiana St. downtown. But there’s more to their latest images than your run-of-the-mill demolition porn. Hidden behind the racquetball courts already pulled down on the southwest end of the former YMCA building, they claim: What looks to be the building’s original brick facade, before the courts were added. You can see what sure looks like an original exterior wall on the far left side of the image above, which shows the view from along Pease St.: Look for the lighter-colored brick structure with the engaged arches.
- Previously on Swamplot: Watching the Walls Fall at the Downtown Y, Starting Now: Downtown YMCA Is Coming Down, Early Exit: The Fire at the Downtown Y, Downtown YMCA To Self-Destruct, Finally
Photos: Joe Lex (top and bottom) and Kerwin McKenzie (middle)