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Georgia Archives demolition (03)

Just after 7 AM, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced, "Fire in the hole," and demolition began; viewing from the east side, along Memorial Drive SE.

 

Atlanta, Georgia

5 March 2017.

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"The monolithic Georgia Archives —the 14-story tall "White Ice Cube" building in downtown Atlanta, Georgia— was imploded on Sunday, 5 March 2017, just after 7am, collapsing into a subterranean 4-story parking garage.

 

When the building was built in 1965 on Capitol Avenue, near the Georgia State Capitol, it was called the most modern archival facility in the nation. But by the late 1990s, engineers determined that issues related to ground water leakage and nearby freeway construction would be inordinately expensive to repair.

 

In 2003, the new Georgia Archives facilities opened in Morrow near Clayton State University. By 2004, the adjacent Southeast Regional Branch of the National Archives opened to the public.

 

The building has remained empty since that point. Officials said after the current structure is demolished, a new state courts building will be constructed, providing a new home for the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court."

NBC 11 Atlanta.

 

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Taken on March 5, 2017