The composition of some of these shots leaves much to be desired as they were not, at the time, intended for publication. Nevertheless they are of historical importance, and so, are offered here with the photographer's apologies.
Approaching the site from the south on Harbor Drive.
From Harbor Drive, looking north into the site.
Unrecognizable at the time, this structure would become the Omni Hotel, immediately to the west of the ballpark.
The Omni Hotel, from the corner of Fifth Avenue and L Street.
Looking east from the corner of Sixth Avenue and L Street.
Looking southeast from the corner of Sixth Avenue and L Street.
Looking south from the corner of Sixth Avenue and L Street.
Taking in the Western Metal Supply Company building and the monument sign (see below) from Seventh Avenue and K Street.
This sign stood for sixteen months belying the fact that it wasn't happening, and it wasn't happening here!
The sign reads, 8TH AVENUE | CLOSED BETWEEN | J ST & K ST
| JULY 24, 2000 | PERMANENTLY
Um I guess so