Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fire Escape

Fire Escape, originally uploaded by susanvg.
Photo: May 19, 2011

Old buildings are being converted to new uses. To respect new fire codes, additions like this fire escape have to be added. At least here, the building has found a new purpose. In the 1970s many buildings were demolished to make way for new, bigger, modern structures. A city has to grow, but I am glad we have preserved some of our history.

1 comment:

  1. Good for your town to respect and preserve some of the old buildings. I wish I could say the same about ours... More and more of the beautiful old wooden houses are under demolition threat. What is there to look at if all you see is modern, boxy apartment blocks?