MICHAEL ZHANG, PETAPIXEL:
"Yesterday marked the end of another piece of Kodak’s once-powerful film manufacturing business. The company used 100 pounds of dynamite to take down the 92-year-old Building 53 at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, New York. The sprawling 250,000-square-foot plant, once used to manufacture acetate base for camera film, was reduced to 1,500 tons of steel and concrete in less than 20 seconds."
That something like this had to happen in our lifetime is incredibly sad. I come from the grand tradition of film analog photography, and this breaks my heart. I understand, however, that we have to move on, and I'm just glad that there are so many exciting developments and amazing changes to look forward to when it comes to the future of photography.
Read more, and see the demolition pictures, here.