Breaking Some Eggs
(August - September 2018)
The physical transformation of the 83 Building began in earnest in August with environmental cleanup, which featured a healthy period of asbestos abatement. All of this was immediately followed by the demolition of the repair shop extension.
The interior of the building was in very poor shape. The floors had settled, requiring their removal and eventual reconstruction. Oil tanks were removed. Walls and ceilings were also removed due to mold and basic decay. The westward edge of the CMU wall of the Repair Shop collapsed almost entirely during the demo process: a blessing in disguise as we all found the larger opening much more inspiring.