Friday, October 29, 2010

Demolition on 24th Street

It's a Halloween miracle!

The heavy equipment has rolled in and demolition will begin very soon on the old Tuscaloosa County High School.  I believe the school was built around 1930 and was in use until about 2000, when a new school was built.  Since the school was vacated, it has not been maintained and although the building is not officially condemned, it should be.  The roof has collapsed in places and there is two feet of standing water in the basement.  Recently, we've noticed more and more broken windows, many at ground level.  Looking through the windows it's evident that people have been using the school as a place to party.  It's a dangerous place for people to squat, but it also makes me feel unsafe that this has been going on in my backyard.

For the time being, the plan is to create a practice field for the adjacent middle school.  Could that be considered a level playing field

This is the view from my kitchen window.

Here are some "before" shots.  I'll post more pictures as the demolition gets underway.

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