Portwalk Construction

During a rainy lunch break I decided to see if I could find a better view of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Parade Mall to see what would become known as Portwalk Place.  Luckily, the exterior gate was open to allow sitework equipment access to the property.  Not visible is an inviting mud pool in the foreground.  Will capture progress over the coming months.

UPDATE: As construction progresses at the Portwalk site, the archaeological richness of the area is being discussed, and the risk of losing its historical value if not properly documented throughout the process of demolition/reconstruction.  Interesting article at SeacoastNH.com here and another at Foster’s Daily Democrate here.

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Portwalk | The (former) Parade Mall

The old Parade Mall building, a scar on Portsmouth’s landscape from the urban renewal efforts back in the 60s or 70s…is no longer.  This shot captures the building in its nearly completely demolished state on June 20, 2009.  As of June 30th, the building is completely gone…and will become the new Portwalk redevelopment, which is slated to beautify the northern tier of the city and better tie in the area near the Sheraton to the Vaughan Mall (and further to Congress Street).  I loved the blues on the cars and the bike and the hint of it in the sky.

Full size here:  FLICKR

Article in Foster’s here: PORTWALK

Portwalk | The (former) Parade Mall

The old Parade Mall building, a scar on Portsmouth’s landscape from the urban renewal efforts back in the 60s or 70s…is no longer.  This shot captures the building in its nearly completely demolished state on June 20, 2009.  As of June 30th, the building is completely gone…and will become the new Portwalk redevelopment, which is slated to beautify the northern tier of the city and better tie in the area near the Sheraton to the Vaughan Mall (and further to Congress Street).  I loved the blues on the cars and the bike and the hint of it in the sky.

Full size here:  FLICKR

Article in Foster’s here: PORTWALK