End of Week 1

The demolition of Old Sawyer is progressing on schedule. Taking the building down is just one part of the process. The floor slabs need to be broken apart so that the reinforced steel bar (rebar) can be extracted, sorted, and recycled. The large whole that was the ground floor must be filled in sufficiently so that the heavy machinery can reach the upper two levels of the building.

Phil Remillard of OIT’s Media Services unit took these two videos early in the week

Taking down Old Sawyer

Close-Up of Demo

Here are a few shots from Friday morning, June 26

Day 5 demo 2

Day 5 demo 3