Here’s a view from late last week of the back of former Exxon Upstream Research facility at 3120 Buffalo Spdwy., as crews continue their demolition magic. Transwestern Development and Spear Street Capital purchased the 16.9-acre site from the oil giant in March, and shortly thereafter began removing structures from the property, including the 550,000-sq.-ft. 1962 building by MacKie and Kamrath Architects — shown here in half-gone mode — and its attached auditorium, which was added in 2003. The eastern wall of the attached parking garage is still visible in the photo.
And here’s a view from yesterday, as demolition advances toward the structure’s Buffalo Spdwy. faÃ§ade:
Transwestern and Spear Street haven’t announced their plans for the property, but a mixed-use developmentÂ is expected for the site, which is located between Richmond Ave. and W. Alabama.
- Previously on Swamplot: The Continuing Untold Story of What Happened When ExxonMobil Moved North; What’s Going Down at the Former Exxon Upstream Site: An Aerial Take;Â Mashing, Smashing Begin in Earnest at Buffalo Spdwy. Ex-Exxon Campus;Â Daily Demolition Report: West Mandell Defaced;Â New Owner of Exxonâ€™s Buffalo Spdwy. Research Campus Knocking Out Exterior Defenses This Week
Photos: Erick Ganzo