This was a great find on Reddit -- Imgur user hcesquire uploaded a 67-photo album of various historic structures in states of disrepair and demolition. This gallery stretches to the ends of the earth and includes works from I.M. Pei, Le Corbusier, and Frank Lloyd Wright, just to name a few.
Some of these photos can make you begin to question our priorities when it comes to preservation and even general appreciation of architecture.. We live in a world where an empty field can be transformed into a largely prefabricated Walmart in a matter of three months, devoid of any architectural value and built by the lowest bidder. Maybe it shouldn't be so shocking to see some of these incredible structures relegated to a life of decay and neglect, but it gets me every time. At least we'll always have the photos as a reminder.
Check out a few of my favorite photos below or click here for the full gallery.