Mar 28



The east wall of the 1962 Electric Map Auditorium has now been removed. The railings around the top of the auditorium are visible in this photograph. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.

Ok, four days in a row of the old Visitor Center demolition before we talk about something else for the next couple of days. In our first post we saw the initial work in the middle of the structure. In our second post we saw the breaching of the wall to the 1962 addition. In our third post, they had almost completely removed the 1962 Electric Map Lobby. In today’s post the contractors broke through the wall to the Electric Map Auditorium.



We’re stepping back to show you a wider view of the demolition work. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



We’ll give an update of some parts of the Visitor Center starting from the rear (west side). This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



More debris has been piled up in this area on the south side. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



Doesn’t appear to be too much change from this angle compared to our previous posts. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



A closer view of the center of the Visitor Center where the construction is occurring. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



A side view of the progress into the auditorium. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



The guide room hasn’t been demolished yet, but it won’t be too long. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



A closer view of the auditorium area. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



We’ll take another view of the south wall. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



Notice the window at the top center of this photograph and the open door on the bottom right. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



Here’s the south wall from the other side. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



Here’s the window and the open doors. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.



Not many visible changes Friday to the 1921 section of the Old Visitor Center. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 27, 2009.

See the following related posts:

Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #3 on March 26, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #2 on March 25, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Begins on March 24, 2009.
Cyclorama Construction Fencing: Completed on North Side, Redone on West Side on March 13, 2009.
A Fence Too Far: Cyclorama Construction Fencing Completed on West Side on March 1, 2009.
Construction Fences Arrive at Old Visitor Centers on February 27, 2009.
Old Visitor Center Lawn in Limbo on May 28, 2008.
Lights Out at the Electric Map on April 13, 2008.
Moving Day at the Gettysburg Visitor Center on April 12, 2008.
An Emptiness at the Visitor Center on March 31, 2008.
Gettysburg Guide Room: The Final Days on March 8, 2008.
A Sunday Afternoon Walk Around the Old Gettysburg Visitor Center on February 24, 2008.


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