Apr 7



On Monday, the contractors removed approximately half of the remaining section of the Electric Map Auditorium. This view was taken near Steinwehr Avenue east of the Friendy’s Restaurant. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.

In today’s update on the Visitor Center Demolition, the contractors demolished the northwest corner of the 1962 Electric Map Auditorium.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 our fourth post the contractors broke through the wall to the Electric Map Auditorium. In the fifth post the contractors advanced farther into the auditorium and broken through the south wall. In the sixth post, the contractors knocked down the south wall separating the 1921 building from the 1962 building, and began to demolish the west and southwest sides of the 1921 building. In the seventh post, the contractors made significant progress on both the 1921 building and the 1962 building. In the eighth post, the contractors had almost completely demolished the 1921 building and made more progress on the 1962 building. In the ninth post, the contractors significantly opened up the 1962 Electric Map Auditorium.



We’ll walk around the 1962 building starting from the east. This view was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



A closer view of the remaining structure from the east. This view was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



A view of the 1962 Electric Map Auditorium from the northeast. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



A closer view from the northeast. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



From this view we started to realize that not a lot was left of the 1962 addition. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



A closer view shows that the wooden control booth which we featured in our previous posts has met its demise. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



An expanded view of the demolition area. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



We’re back to focusing on the remaining structure. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



A closer view of the auditorium from the north. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



A view from the northwest. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



A closer view from the northwest. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



The view of what used to be the rear or west wall shows significant progress. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



A closer view of what’s left from the west. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



A view of the 1962 addition from the southwest. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



The south wall of the 1962 addition has the most bricks still in place. This view was taken facing north at approximately approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



We probably won’t see this view after Tuesday’s work. This view was taken facing north at approximately approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009./p>



A wider view from the southwest. The red car is on the Taneytown road. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



Most of the work at the 1921 structure near the Taneytown Road has been cleanup. To get an idea of the cleanup look at the area behind the remaining part of the green and white restroom wall. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009.



A view from the restroom wall (remaining part of the 1921 building) from the north. This view was taken facing south at approximately approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, April 6, 2009./p>

See the following related posts:

Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #9 on April 4, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #8 on April 3, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #7 on April 2, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #6 on April 1, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #5 on March 31, 2009.
Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #4 on March 27, 2009.
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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