Brick by Brick, Beam by Beam

Bill O'Brien PhotoLike prehistoric monsters, excavators have been eating away at the old Atlantic Wire plant. Bill O’Brien has been documenting the process, which should be completed soon.

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe factory once dominated Meadow Street. Now, only a small section remains.

Bill O'Brien PhotoHere’s a longer view of Meadow Street.

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe company signage could be seen from the back lot, but now only a small portion is visible.

Bill O'Brien PhotoExcavator takes a bite out of the roof, which hangs over the side…

Bill O'Brien PhotoAnd it’s coming down.

Bill O'Brien PhotoAnd this is what’s left of that section.

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe window and brick explode as the excavator tears into the side of the building.

Bill O'Brien PhotoA steel beam hangs at a crazy angle while being wrestled by the excavator.

Bill O'Brien PhotoDoug Talmadge of Cherry Hill Construction is one of the three heavy equipment operators on site. Cherry Hill is handling the demolition.

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe gutted interior is inspected periodically for any problems.

Bill O'Brien PhotoThe debris is hosed down constantly to keep down the dust.

Bill O'Brien PhotoAll over hosing.

One can only imagine how that chair got to the top of the roof, but the view is probably great. (See top photo)


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