I just saw this on Engadget (the former Bell Labs’ research space is going to be torn down). I agree with them that it’d be a shame to lose a historic site like this to the wrecking ball.
But, progress moves on. Things get torn down all the time that are historic.
I remember the day when they tore down the R. Cali Brothers’ grainery and feed store to make room for Apple Computer. That was sad (I bought feed there for my chicken, it was about a mile from my house and was a part from my childhood).
What’s even worse is I can’t find photos of that grainery in Google.