Back in the summer of 2019, we started a little project for the Wyre Forest District Council to capture the demolition of the UK famous Crown House which was voted as the second ugliest building in the UK for a TV program. Unfortunately, it didn’t come 1st so it didn’t get demolished by the TV company but that didn’t stop our local council putting a strategy in place to make way for future developments.
This was not going to be a quick process and as it tuned out it took 50% longer than expected and the original end goal of January turned into March due to unforeseen additional asbestous being found. As the project was going to be a long project (before the extension) we chose a timelapse camera that could last weeks at a time rather than having to be manned every. This proved extra useful as I don’t like heights and it turned out I had to go up a ladder every time I wanted to change the camera card or batteries and if I had to do it more than once a month I think I would have lost my nerve.
The camera braved intense sunlight during the summer and even two major storms within its time in the wilderness and coped very well; even it does look a bit sun-beaten now.
Capturing long projects like this is a great piece of history and one that cannot be done again and we’re very grateful for being involved in this project and being able to capture history in the making.