What's left of the Wellington

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It almost looked like it had been bombed.

We were at an office on State Street yesterday for an interview and took a few minutes afterward to check out what's left of the Wellington Hotel. (The constant "Thud! Thud! Thud!" of the backhoes also drew our attention.) Parts of the facade for the century-old hotel and its neighbors are still standing, but everything behind them has been stripped away.

Earlier this year, Sebastien and B took photos of the interior of the Wellington as part of their urban decay tour.

A few more pics of what's left are after the jump.

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Comments

Sad. That was yesterday? I shot one again last month, the building was half-destroyed. The man-eating pigeons on the last floor lost their home.

@-S: It looks like someone took a bite out of the building in that photo.

what's the deal, are there plans to build using the facades or are the facades just going to rot away expose to the elements

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