Nov 5, 2013

The Final Ascent

Posted by: Naaman

With the property sold, renovations supposedly imminent, and access restricted, I made my way up the steps of the hotel for the final time.  

Much has changed since I first entered the building on a hot summer dawn in 2009. What was once a pristine abandonment was now an old haunt for too many who never appreciated it.  Ownership has changed hands.  Taggers have made their mark. Base jumpers have lept off the roof. Birmingham's underground river, which flows through the basement, is the only constant in this structure. 

It was a bittersweet run.