Sunday, May 08, 2011

Pettygrove Park one of the Halperin designed Plazas behind the building that always reminded me of the Ministry of Love from Orwells 1984.

Pettygrove park consisted of a series of grass covered mounds which were once quite comfortable to relax on but now have evolved into weed infested dirt piles

This solid black glass building was erected in the early 1970's and one of the Skidmore Owens and Merrill apartment towers in the back. 

Pettygrove park in 1970.

1972 photograph of the office tower and apartment buildings of the South Auditorium renewal
More photographs contrasting 1970's with views of the space as it is now.  The more I read about the area the more I mourn the vibrant neighborhood that once occupied this space.

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