Police cars and fire trucks blocked off Walnut Street downtown this afternoon after the collapse of 15 Carolina Lane. Workers were already in the process of tearing down the building, and no one was injured.
Today was the last for an Asheville street art mainstay: the large battle mural on Carolina Lane. A new work by local artists Ishmael and Gus Cutty will go up in its place. (Photo by Jonathan Welch)
The space was far enough off the beaten path to add alternative art to the mix. But it was also far enough to restrict foot traffic, exposure and sales.