The roaches are out of a home. This week The American Inn on Route 66 in Albuquerque, long dilapidated and dismal, is being demolished.
I stopped by the site near Central & Washington this morning to take photos of what remained part-way through the razing. Already at 7am, the vultures were circling. Trucks drove by slowly hoping to haul off rubble for a few bucks but the official demo crew had yet to arrive. Nobody was guarding the place or paying any attention to me, so I wandered through the ruins. Here's what I saw.