According to this morning's paper, there will be bricks placed so we can pick up some for keepsakes starting on Monday. We will not be allowed inside the wire fence but the workmen are to place piles of bricks that we can take. SO if you are interested in having a few bricks from your old Columbus High School or Central Middle School, get yourself down to the area and look for the bricks.
Personally I plan to do just that, as I definitely want at least a couple of them and know a few others who do also.
Richard, thanks for the pictures of the beginning of the destruction, although I have to admit it is a bit difficult to look at them. Also know it is going to be hard to go to the site and pick up the bricks but I will make myself do it because I want some keepsake from CHS.
Stopped by the old Columbus High School this morning and the wrecking ball is hard at work. There were crews working on each section, some on the main building, some on the music building, some over by Wilson and the Industrial buildings. Didn't see any pile of bricks but Richard was there and he did locate "the man in charge" and was told that a pile of bricks, for the taking, will be placed over on the SouthWest corner of the parking area. I plan to stop this evening and see about picking up a few.
It was quite frankly one of the saddest :-( things I've ever witnessed, the see the school come tumbling down. While we were there they were working on the top floors, and the Eastern section of that top floor. Dust is pretty bad although they are attempting to keep it down as much as possible with a water hose spraying to cut back on the dust. We didn't stay long because it was hard to watch and because I know the air is so polluted with debris and that is surely not good for any of us to breathe.
Apparently I got there earlier this morning than Richard did. I also returned this evening. The old school isn't giving up without a fight. They seemed to have trouble breaking through the rubber roofing this morning.