SLU, old Seattle Times building

Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. I had been looking forward to meeting this double-wide, as it was a true relic of days gone by. Back in its day, it proudly stood outside the bustling Seattle Times building and undoubtedly saw plenty of use. But ever since the Times moved and shuttered this building, the box has stood guard over a barren strip, a full block of boarded windows on one side and a parking lot on the other.

Alas, I was too late. When I visited the box this morning I found that the demolition of the old Times building was well under way and the box was long gone. The moral of this tale is to not wait too long to say your goodbyes, people.

(The “before” picture is from the current Google Street View.)