Tear-down, Silicon Valley, by Thomas Locke Hobbs

Congratulations to my friend Thomas, who logged his 1000th photo blog post over the weekend. His eye for the built environment has been an inspiration to me over the years. Here’s one of my favorite pictures, which obviously calls to mind Chapter 3 of Culture Making (“Teardowns, Technology, and Change”). Thomas writes about his old neighborhood in Los Altos, CA: “Another tear-down on my block. They leave up a token bit of the structure for either permit reasons or assessed property value. In this case, they left up the garage door.”


photo by Thomas Locke Hobbs, 19 March 2007

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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