Above, the first stages have begun to demolish Bldg.
7, located on Memorial Drive just south of the Clinical
Center loading dock.
At right, on Aug. 27, workers remove the chimney
brickwork by hand. Once they get that down to roof level,
they will then bring in a pulverizing machine to take down
the whole building.
The entire process, including restoration of the site to
a grassy area, is scheduled to last through March 2016.
Security fencing surrounds the building and the walkway.
The pedestrian stairwell just north of the structure will
remain closed during this project.
At certain stages of the demolition, temporary
road closures on Memorial Drive will be required to
accommodate underground utility work. If you have any
questions or concerns, contact ORF project officer Earl
Johnson at email@example.com or (301) 594-7964.
Photos: Carla Garnett, Bill Branson