Wednesday, May 29, 2013

D is for "demolish"

It has been said that if anything stands long enough, however ugly it may be it will become a landmark. This was certainly the case for the old D Street Underpass, which became history on Wednesday. The city and the Union Pacific Railroad are engaged in replacing the ancient, crumbling subway with a much wider and safer structure, to be finished in 2014. Sentimentalists, take heart. The old stone tower, on the right, the last remnant of the railroad depot that was torn down in 1964, remains on the grassy knoll overlooking North Yellowstone Avenue.