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Saturday, April 6, 2013
Lund Hall – It’s All About Recycling
Yes, I have noticed that Lund Hall is still standing.
And yes, I know I wrote in my last blog that it would be coming down on April 1
or 2. And no, I’m not going to do the easy thing and say, “April fools!”
It’s all about recycling. In order to attain LEED
status , we need to recycle as much material as we can from the demolition of
Lund Hall. Specifically, we need to recycle all of the metals, dry wall,
plastics, and especially the brick. In order to do recycle the bricks, we need
to get all the contaminants, or parts of the building that are not brick, out
of the building. That means things like doors, window frames, cabinets, and
drawers are being removed from the building. This step has taken longer than anticipated.
Notice I said recycle the brick – not re-use the bricks. My understanding is
that the bricks are ground down into a powder and then the powder brick
material is recycled.
Our latest estimates are now that the walls will be
coming down sometime early in the week of April 7. You can keep a watch on
things by going to our page where
the two webcams are posted. Soon it will not be a matter of
watching for the walls to come down as it will be to watch them go up. And the
brick from Lund Hall, in some recycled form, will live on in another location.