Out with the old…

Why do demolitions make us sad?

In the case of the old Tiger Stadium in Detroit, the demolition of which started ended this week, it’s easy to figure out. Old ballparks have emotional ties.

But what emotion does this picture (taken by MPR’s Tom Weber) evoke?


It’s a building by St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, no longer good for anything, and getting in the way of progress.

It was almost a year ago when the big smokestack by the river in St. Paul was blown up. Nobody cried, as far as I know, but there was a certain sadness involved.


But they’re just stadiums, old buildings, and smokestacks, right?

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