Per unanimous commenter demand (wait, isn't that mob rule?), we'll continue with demolition. There's a fine line between the end of destruction and the beginning of construction; right now I'll just try to share those photos that are mostly from the destruction process. Below you'll find some more of Mary Blair's northern mural. Continuing this week I think I'll have photos of the Swiss Family Treehouse, the Tomorrowland Autopia, the marquee removed in 1999, and the Monorail Cafe and Travelport at the Disneyland Hotel... perhaps some more Fantasyland shots, too--I have enough of those to last several lifetimes!
For all the decent shots that resulted from putting one's camera through the construction fence door handle, there were also ones like this:
But hey! At least you can see the mural. And the planter. In early October 1997, they began to cover up the mural. You can see several tiles fully missing already:
Then they put up scaffolding...
So they could cover it up with wood: