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Seven Creepy (Or Beautiful) Pictures of the Downtown YMCA's Demolition

Coming down piece by piece.
Coming down piece by piece.
Photos by Monica Fuentes

Demolition is continuing on the charming old Downtown YMCA building, which is nestled among modern skyscrapers.

The insides are being exposed now -- empty rooms, wall signs, even the scoreboard for the basketball court.

It can all get pretty creepy-looking, as these pictures show.

That penthouse doesn't look too safe.
That penthouse doesn't look too safe.
The scoreboard holds on for its waning moments.
The scoreboard holds on for its waning moments.

 

Out of place among the sleek modern giants.
Out of place among the sleek modern giants.
Maybe if the Y had a pointless open circle on its roof it would have been saved.
Maybe if the Y had a pointless open circle on its roof it would have been saved.
The Exxon building, on the right, is also being abandoned but is expected to survive.
The Exxon building, on the right, is also being abandoned but is expected to survive.

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