Pieces of the fencing surrounding the MacKie and Kamrath-designed ExxonMobil Upstream Research facilityÂ on Buffalo Spdwy. were spotted sprawled out on the grass yesterday alongÂ the campus perimeter after being pluckedÂ from their stations; more barriersÂ are getting yanked up this morning, as seenÂ in the secondÂ shot above. The propertyÂ (which appears to have beenÂ transferred to theÂ nonprofitÂ Exxon Foundation in 2015 after the oil giant’s plans to offloadÂ the site were announced) was Â sold this month to an entity directing its mail toÂ real estate investment and development firmÂ Spear Street Capital. A couple of readers report that other major shuffling around and cleaning out appear to have beenÂ going on at the facility for at least the last few weeks, with vehicles bearing the Precision Demolition logo making periodic guest appearances on the scene.
Across W. Alabama St. from the building’s more curvaceousÂ end, the spot occupied until early last yearÂ by the emptyÂ shell of honky tonkÂ Blanco’sÂ has since been filled in with athleticsÂ stuffÂ for St. John’s School:
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