HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

This Albany lot proves impossible to sell

Written October 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What has happened with the empty lot and water tank at 370 Burkhart St. since the Albany City Council voted to sell it last winter? Not much. The property remains as unused as it has for decades.


Want to buy a surplus concrete ‘bunker’?

Written February 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you’ve ever wanted to own a seemingly useless but indestructible concrete structure, now’s your chance. The city of Albany will offer its surplus property at 370 Burkhart Street for sale.


Salem’s water scare: What we can learn

Written June 4th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

The great Salem water emergency has been over since Saturday. But as usual after such an event, we have to think about it and see what we can learn.


Old ‘bunker’? A mystery no more

Written August 28th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Surrounded by chain link fencing topped by barbed wire, this bunker-like pile exudes a degree of mystery. What goes on behind the weathered concrete? Who climbs those stairs, and why? The answer, sadly prosaic, is that nothing has gone on there for decades, and probably nothing ever will.


 
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