Contractors have made great strides in the last week with the demolition of the old KMS (Kingwood Middle School) Building. As of last Saturday, a visual estimate put it at about 20-25% complete. I was shocked when I drove by there today. Demolition looked approximately 75% complete.
As any parent of any kid who has ever played with blocks or Legos knows, it takes much less time to destroy a structure than it does to build it. And the same holds true in the big leagues.
While it took two years to build the new KMS, the old one will come down in less than a month. I first noticed the start of demolition on Tuesday, November 8. By last Saturday, most of the southwest quadrant was gone. Today, virtually the whole west side is gone. And most of of the east side, too. This is an incredible ballet of men and machines.
Pictures Taken 11/18/22 Around 2:30 P.M.
After tearing down the building, contractors will still have to remove the foundation. But for now, that concrete is their insurance against getting bogged down in mud if it rains. Water is the enemy of construction … and of demolition.
To see this project from start to finish, check out photos in the posts below starting with land clearing two years ago this week.
- November 12, 2022
- November 8, 2022
- June 2022
- May 2022
- March 2022
- February 2022
- December 2021
- November 2021
- March 2021
- November 2020
Posted by Bob Rehak on 11/18/22
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