Destroy the Press Part I

It was the weekend after I had noticed that the demolition of my old workplace had begun. I was downtown with a couple of friends of mine having a beer. I told them a story about my colleague, who for years joked about setting up a chair in the roundabout next to the old offices, sitting there drinking beer and watching the demolition progress.

One thing led to another, and we decided to go get some wine, drink it in the roundabout and send pictures to my colleague, as he knew one of my friends who was with me that day.

Before camping in the roundabout, I suggested to my friends that we walk around the building to see how the demolition was progressing. When we reached the other side, we noticed that the demolition crew had left the premises for the weekend and left the gate wide open. One glass panel from the big window in the old printing room was missing and a set of makeshift stairs had been built so that the building could be entered via it.

Suddenly drinking in the roundabout just seemed too boring…

This annex was built in the mid 1980’s and the printing press stood here until 2012. The machines have been removed years ago.

The printing press was operated from the room with the glass windows. Notice, that its outer wall has already been demolished.

This is the former marketing department. The door in the middle of the picture leads directly to the main lobby. All material containing asbestos has been removed including the plastic floor tiles.

Even the red plastic from the stairs is gone.

This is the former editorial office. The air conditioning works a lot better now than in the last days of work here.

Another look at the editorial office. The small particles on the floor are pieces of insulation blown from the mess on the left side of the picture by the wind.

Such a familiar corner. This is where I used to work.

Soon the graffiti made on the last evening will be gone too.

We stayed in the building drinking wine for quite a long time. My friend was the last person to use these toilets.

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