Open Door

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Old Cellar

  The following pictures were taken by Indiana Landmarks before the collapse. They are all pictures of the cellar under the West Wing. These pictures were taken either by looking through holes in the floor or holding the camera down through the holes and are fairly random. These pictures are the only look that even we have had, or will have, until the stabilization is finished. Many thanks to Indiana Landmarks for giving us a preview of what's to come.

I think that this is the South wall and the boarded up area is the old coal chute.

This picture was taken through a hole in the floor. Between that ans the old support post it is clear that the West Wing had some long term stability issues.

There's a lot that's worrisome about this picture including the stubbed off wires just hanging around.

In this picture and the last it looks like there is an elevation difference in the floor. Anybody have any ideas on what this might be?

Another picture of the South wall. I wonder what's up with the chain. No, maybe I don't want to know.

It looks to me like there might have been some repairs done. Some of the bricks in the upper left corner look to be new.

Out of all the pictures, I find this one the most interesting. It's an odd angle, but you can see into the "crawl" space. This makes the crawl look to be about two feet deep, but it looked much deeper than that when Bob was standing in it!

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