When the Sinkhole Heard ‘Round The World happened earlier this year, automotive enthusiasts and more were spellbound by the accompanying webcam video. And then, weeks later, we were scratching our heads when we learned that the National Corvette Museum decided to keep the sinkhole for the bloody tourists. That idea was nixed, and the Skydome sinkhole will indeed be filled. But will cost $3.2 million to repair the facility.
Repairs are set to begin on November 10 with goal for completion sometime in July 2015. Construction crews will remove several large boulders from the hole, then fill it with 4000 tons of stone plus support beams and trusses. For webcam fanatics, you’ll be able to keep up with the the progress of the repairs on the museum’s website.
“We appreciate all of the support, feedback, ideas and prayers throughout this very interesting time in our history. Sunday, November 9 will be the very last day to see the sinkhole up close and in person – so if you’ve been wanting to check it out for yourself you have just over three weeks to do so,” says National Corvette Museum executive director Wendell Strode.