Modern Ruin

MODERN RUIN February 20-21, 2010 Opening Reception: Saturday, February 20, 8-11pm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On Thursday, September 25, 2008 the U.S. Government took over Washington Mutual, selling most of it to JPMorgan Chase. Roughly a year earlier, at the height of a frenzied economic bubble, Washington Mutual began building a new 1 million dollar branch at 5030 Greenville Avenue, just south of Lovers Lane. Just after its completion, the government seized WaMu, and JPMorgan Chase decided not to occupy the building. The new building was never opened, never used, and has sat as an empty shell for more than a…