If you’re the ghost of Kenneth Franzheim, scoot! Again. Cameraphone correspondent Pankaj reports that Cherry Demolition is already at work dismantling a second building designed by the Houston architect: the original Downtown YMCA at 1600 Louisiana St. Workers from the demo company have begun removing windows from the 10-story brick building; the property is now partially fenced. In 2008, as it announced plans to construct the new Tellepsen Y a few blocks to the east, the organization said it would tear down the 1941 structure in advance of selling the 85,000-sq.-ft. lot beneath it to Chevron, owners of the Enron hand-me-down tower next door.
- YMCA eaten alive [Is This Houston?]
- Previously on Swamplot: Early Exit: The Fire at the Downtown Y, Downtown YMCA To Self-Destruct, Finally, A Peek Inside the New Downtown Sweatbox
Photos: Pankaj (top 2) and bilbao58 (with Chevron tower)