I wonder how long it will take before they build anything else there.
And, the many times I walked by, I wondered why they tore it down. I don't think the wikipedia article or the newspaper coverage I read while I lived there addressed it very well.
I had this architectural history professor at Cornell, who used to say that you could tell when the University wanted to get rid of a building because they would stop the usual upkeep, let it degrade, then declare it unsafe and beyond repair, and finally tear it down for something else.
Or maybe I just like under dogs and giant maligned structures.
Sweet photo sequence, Enrique, you guys def had the best view in town.
Kablakistan - I don't think the townies liked it very much, except in an ironic 'love what you hate' kind of way. I never got a sense that the 'save the coliseum' movement extended far beyond the art and architecture circles in town. Like the A+A building, most civilians just think it's ugly, and urbanists hated what it did to the street. I heard a story once about street level commercial space that was cut from the as built project, but that could have been just a rumour.
I'll give 5 to 1 odds that this site will remain a surface parking lot for at least the next five years. Good job, New Haven.