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Urban Deconstruction

The Minneapolis Central Public Libary has been closed for several months now. Efforts have been underway to clear out its contents prior to demolition. A librarian friend of ours is working in their temporary location, within sight of the original, and future, sites. This morning she was giving me blow by blow reports…of the wrecking ball’s failure. Turns out the planetarium dome had been constructed a little too well. Thus tactics had to be changed. The wrecking ball was redirected to the side supporting walls. Eventually they brought it down. Alas, by the time I was able to amble over (in uncomfortable boots, on slick sidewalks) I’d missed all the excitement. Story of my life. Or something.