Apr 8



After Tuesday’s work, this is all that remains of the 1962 Electric Map Auditorium. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.

Hopefully, this will be the next to last update on the Visitor Center Demolition. On Tuesday, the contractors demolished three of the remaining five sections of the 1962 Electric Map Auditorium. They should finish knocking down the auditorium on Wednesday.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. In the tenth post, the contractors significantly demolished the northeast corner of the 1962 Electric Map Auditorium.



We’ll begin our walk around the demolition site beginning from the south. What’s left of the 1962 building is on the left. The Soldiers National Cemetery is in the right background. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



A lot of cleanup is occurring on the site of the 1921 building near the Taneytown Road and its later additions. This view was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



These are the two remaining sections of the 1962 Electric Map Auditorium. This view was taken facing west at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



A view from the northeast. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



A closer view from the northeast. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



The door to the women’s restroom still remains on what’s left of the 1921 building wall. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



Using the viewing steps to take this photograph from the northeast. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



A closer view from the steps. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



Of course it won’t be long before they begin to dig up this parking lot. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



This view from the north is misleading, because there is a pile of rubble in front of the remaining structure that makes it appear to be larger than it is. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



This view from the northwest shows that the rubble pile is separate from the remaining structure. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



A closer view from the northwest. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



A wider view from the northwest. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



A wider view from the west. The dark clouds in the background spit some snowflakes Tuesday afternoon. This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



The remaining structure from the west. This view was taken facing east at approximately approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



A view from the southwest. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009./p>



A closer view from the southwest. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



A view of what’s left of the 1962 Electric Map Auditorium from the south. This view was taken facing north at approximately approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.



A wider view from the southwest. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately approximately 4:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2009./p>

See the following related posts:

Demolition of the Old Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center Update #10 on April 6, 2009.
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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