|Pier D (Photo taken July 2009)|
Pier D was a mangled mess of metal, jutting out into the Hudson River. I would often take a moment, during Riverside Park strolls, to stop and stare at it. It hadn't been functional for 40 years, since a fire reduced it to ruin. The remaining structure hung on stoically and always seemed to me like a metaphor for something. It was trash, but it was beautiful, you know?
Now, though, it is gone - removed over the weekend.
And I guess it's sound reasoning - pull it down before it falls down and becomes a hazard in the river. But I'm still sad. Sad like I am whenever the city gets a little more sanitized, and a little less trashy-beautiful.