In the name of progress

In the name of progress, everything seems to be justified.
My hometown, Kaohsiung, has been demolishing a lot of old buildings in the name of progress. Naturally, it doesn't ring a bell unless something you are so familiar with abruptly disappears.
I took this photo four months ago, in the summer of 2011. The same building was no more when I visited again two days ago.
Indeed, without these old buildings, everything looks afresh, but I feel...