"Doomed" buildings of Bethesda?

One of my ongoing projects is to record for posterity the many buildings in Bethesda, Maryland that may soon be torn down. I posted a painting of one supposedly "doomed" building, the Westbard Citgo, in my first Plein Air gallery. Here are a couple others. They're both quick, unfinished studies, but in both I was trying to convey a certain ominous mood.

This is the Westbard Giant and other shops. Supposedly this will all be torn down, and perhaps rebuilt as something snazzier; I'm not sure. Thunderstorms were passing to the north as I painted this last month. Oil on panel, 8" x 10".

This is the Westbard Giant and other shops. Supposedly this will all be torn down, and perhaps rebuilt as something snazzier; I'm not sure. Thunderstorms were passing to the north as I painted this last month. Oil on panel, 8" x 10".

And this is the stately Woodmont Grill, a nice restaurant in the Bethesda Triangle, downtown. Again, I'm not sure whether it's really doomed, but supposedly it sits on the site of a new hotel headquarters going up soon. I did this today. I had lots of nice passersby comment, and I gave away a few of my spiffy new business cards. Oil on panel, 8" x 10".

And this is the stately Woodmont Grill, a nice restaurant in the Bethesda Triangle, downtown. Again, I'm not sure whether it's really doomed, but supposedly it sits on the site of a new hotel headquarters going up soon. I did this today. I had lots of nice passersby comment, and I gave away a few of my spiffy new business cards. Oil on panel, 8" x 10".