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National Corvette Museum Sinkhole Collapses in Skydome
National Corvette Museum ^ | February 12, 2014 | Unattributed

Posted on 02/12/2014 8:30:20 AM PST by WXRGina

We received a call at 5:44am from our security company alerting us of our motion detectors going off in our Skydome area of the Museum. Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum. No one was in or around the Museum at the time. The Bowling Green Fire Department arrived on the scene and secured the area. The Fire Department has estimated the size of the hole is 40 feet across and 25-30 feet deep.

It is with heavy hearts that we report that eight Corvettes were affected by this incident. Those cars include:

-1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
-2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors

The other six vehicles were owned by the National Corvette Museum including:

-1962 Black Corvette
-1984 PPG Pace Car
-1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
-1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
-2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
-2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette

None of the cars affected were on loan from individuals. The Skydome exhibit area of the Museum is a separate structure connected to the main Museum. A structural engineer is now on-site to assess the existing damage and stability of the surrounding areas. The Museum is closed to the public for the day to allow us to carefully assess the situation. We will keep everyone informed as we know more.

With the 20th Anniversary celebration, Grand Opening of the NCM Motorsports Park, and the National Corvette Caravan coming August 27-30, we’ve got a lot to be excited about in 2014, and look forward to getting the Skydome repaired and reopened very soon.



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KEYWORDS: kentucky; ky; sinkhole
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WOWZER!
1 posted on 02/12/2014 8:30:20 AM PST by WXRGina
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To: WXRGina

I tried to post the pictures from the link, but I guess they won’t work.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 8:31:59 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Wow.

I’ve visited there several times, it’s a great museum.

Did not know central Ky was sinkhole prone.

That hole is HUGE!!


3 posted on 02/12/2014 8:32:14 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: logitech

Ping it and weep


4 posted on 02/12/2014 8:33:28 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: nascarnation

Big caves up there! (Miles of connected passageways.

And, when holes underground become connected to to the ground ... 8<)


5 posted on 02/12/2014 8:33:57 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: nascarnation

Thank the Lord no one was hurt besides the beautiful cars.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 8:34:09 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Pull them out of the hole and send’em to Earl Scheib!


7 posted on 02/12/2014 8:35:08 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Interesting. That’s a serious hole. And right under the building exhibition area.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 8:35:41 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: WXRGina

Gaia must be pissed off over Chevy’s recent homo advertisement.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 8:36:34 AM PST by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: WXRGina

10 posted on 02/12/2014 8:37:12 AM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: WXRGina

This will make my husband sick.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 8:37:26 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: WXRGina

They left the museum open? Who in their right mind would want to tour the lip of a sinkhole, possibly to be dorpped to the


12 posted on 02/12/2014 8:38:42 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness

HAHAHAHA!!!


13 posted on 02/12/2014 8:39:17 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Proof of glowball warming or Bush’s fault.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 8:40:29 AM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: PghBaldy

It says the museum is closed today, and they’re assessing the situation. I can’t imagine they would open it as it sits. Scary!


15 posted on 02/12/2014 8:41:00 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Gaia prefers SMART cars. Proof? Have you heard of any incidents at their museum? Me neither. Case closed.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 8:41:09 AM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: pgyanke

Good point! :-)


17 posted on 02/12/2014 8:42:27 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: nascarnation

Kentucky is one giant sinkhole farm. Bowling Green sits atop ground zero.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 8:43:22 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: pgyanke

I assume you’re referring to the Lane Museum in Nashville?

http://www.lanemotormuseum.org/events/microcar-meet


19 posted on 02/12/2014 8:43:51 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
This will make my husband sick.

Yes, I would bet it's going to make lots of husbands sick. :-(

20 posted on 02/12/2014 8:44:09 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: pgyanke
Gaia prefers SMART cars. Proof? Have you heard of any incidents at their museum? Me neither. Case closed.

SMART cars are built by Daimler-Benz. They have a very nice museum in Stuttgart. Highly recommended.

21 posted on 02/12/2014 8:44:35 AM PST by Vroomfondel
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To: WXRGina

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 02/12/2014 8:44:55 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: FReepers
Don't Let FR Disappear Down The Memory Hole


Click The Pic To Support Your Forum

23 posted on 02/12/2014 8:46:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Vroomfondel

I assumed he was talking about the Lane micro-car museum in Nashville.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 8:47:07 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: WXRGina

Sad....maybe Peter Max could donate his collection. This ‘vette thread is great.....goes back quite a while.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2452338/posts


25 posted on 02/12/2014 8:47:45 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: WXRGina; All

Sounds big enough to have lost my fire-arms in a unfortunate sink hole accident...!


26 posted on 02/12/2014 8:53:25 AM PST by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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To: WXRGina
Wow. Damn. I did a delivery to the Chevy dealer a couple years ago, and as I was leaving I stopped to look at a ZR-1 convertible in the showroom. I think the sticker price was $82,000.

Salesman comes up behind me and said, 'You'd look good in that.'

I flat out told him, no, I'd look like an idiot, because for that, I could buy the condo I live in, AND pay off the Malibu I did buy here.

27 posted on 02/12/2014 8:55:23 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: nascarnation

Funny. Learn something new every day...


28 posted on 02/12/2014 8:59:23 AM PST by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: rottndog

That looks like the ‘62 at the top of the pile. Hopefully they’ll be able to pull her up with minimal damage. As for the others... :-\


29 posted on 02/12/2014 9:03:15 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: nascarnation

Kentucky has the longest cave in the world.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 9:03:29 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: WXRGina

Don’t worry! That will buff right out.


31 posted on 02/12/2014 9:07:02 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: WXRGina

KY, being a rather wet state mostly underlain by a lot of limestone, has a great deal of karst topography, topography that’s characterized by numerous caves and sink holes. A sink hole most often forms when the limestone is dissolved out from under a particular location by water that has a high concentration of carbonic acid, which is formed by carbon dioxide dissolving in water.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 9:11:08 AM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: WXRGina
Several years back we had a 5 inch rainfall in a few hours. That opened this Sinkhole which was connected to a creek in culvert buried about 45 feet down. It swallowed a Corvette parked in front of a local restaurant. It finally spit it out several months later from the far end of the culvert. All attempts to stop/repair the sinkhole failed.

This is what was left of the 'Vette.


33 posted on 02/12/2014 9:12:20 AM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

Another WOWZER!


34 posted on 02/12/2014 9:18:04 AM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

I will miss the 62 Vette, the rest, not so much. Is this for real?


35 posted on 02/12/2014 9:19:11 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: logitech

Proof of glowball warming or Bush’s fault.


Obviously fracking.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 9:20:27 AM PST by angryoldfatman
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To: nascarnation

Ever heard of Mammoth Cave?


37 posted on 02/12/2014 9:20:29 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: rottndog

No structural reinforcing rods or cables, just bare concrete set on dirt.
Who designed this thing?


38 posted on 02/12/2014 9:27:39 AM PST by Zathras
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

I wonder if they can turn this into a dual purpose attraction now?

Cars and caves.


39 posted on 02/12/2014 9:37:09 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

You must add goodlooking women to the mix in order to draw a crowd and in Ky we may be a poor state in money but we are rich in goodlooking fast women. God blessed Ky.


40 posted on 02/12/2014 9:47:36 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

Excellent

I’ve visited the Museum and the plant many times.

Hope they can get this repaired..it looks like it will not be easy.


41 posted on 02/12/2014 9:51:57 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
Ever heard of Mammoth Cave?....Yes!
42 posted on 02/12/2014 10:06:51 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BwanaNdege

Okay, so it has a few miles on it now....it has “character”.


43 posted on 02/12/2014 10:57:19 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

Only one owner, a little old (cave-)lady.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 11:16:24 AM PST by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Looks like the rear end of the 1993 sticking up to the right. I have one in my garage that’s like new. Bought it new and only have 27,000 miles on it. Ya think they might be interested in replacing the one they lost. Its the 40th anniversary edition. they all were Ruby Red.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 11:23:51 AM PST by depenzz ("Winning and grinning")
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To: Zathras

I wonder what the footing looks like under the structure...from the pic of the hole, it may extend under the footings...the whole building may be a loss.

As for saving the cars in the hole, I don’t see how you do that safely without tearing the roof off of the building and reaching over with a large crane. I wouldn’t get anywhere near the edge of that thing.


46 posted on 02/12/2014 11:25:04 AM PST by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness

Perhaps Gaia is demanding that a Volt museum be built, instead…

:-\


47 posted on 02/12/2014 11:55:21 AM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: WXRGina

Welll go get them.. dust them off.. and the detail them..
Duuugh..


48 posted on 02/12/2014 11:58:10 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: WXRGina

I wonder if the museum will report the loss as sinkage?


49 posted on 02/12/2014 12:02:53 PM PST by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: PghBaldy
possibly to be dorpped to the

Dorpped to the what?

50 posted on 02/12/2014 12:17:58 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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