The progress on theÂ piece-by-pieceÂ disassembly ofÂ Corporate Plaza IÂ can beÂ seen inÂ the aboveÂ overcast shot of the building’s increasingly skeletal profile, here partially obscured by 2 American Red Cross buildings and by a Texas Direct Auto billboard. The 1972 midrise on 59 just west of Kirby Dr. is the last and tallest of the 3 similarly-clad office buildings previously occupying the site; the tower’s facadeÂ started to go missing shortly before the way-faster-than-intended teardownÂ of the last of the plaza’sÂ 7-storyÂ parking garage, which nearlyÂ turned the tablesÂ the demo team on itsÂ way down last month.
Demolition of the 3-building office park and parking garage beganÂ in mid-DecemberÂ after the departure of Miyako, Red Onion, and Madras Pavilion from the first of the structures to come down. TheÂ work is expected to wrap up in April.Â
- Previously on Swamplot:Â Watch Corporate Plaza Fail to Demolish Its Demo Crew with Surprise Garage Collapse;Â Shredding of Corporate Plazaâ€™s Parking Garage Now In Progress on Kirby Dr.; Sweeping Up the Crumbs at the Former Home of Miyako, Red Onion, and Madras Pavilion; Demo Crew Now Chewing Through Former Miyako, Red Onion, Madras Pavilion Office Complex on Kirby at Norfolk
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