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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.



TOPICS: Miscellaneous
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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