Crews Hauling Away History from Westover Site
A massive demolition project in the Town of Union continues, as crews remove hundreds of tons of debris from the building that once housed BAE Systems.
Gorick Construction has been working to tear down the historic Air Force Plant 59 in Westover for more than three weeks.
The 600,000-square-foot structure at 600 Main Street sustained heavy damage in the 2011 flood. BAE Systems moved its local operations to Endicott in the weeks following the disaster.
Gorick employees started the demolition on February 19. Much of the structure immediately behind the front section of the building has been removed.
With the roof gone, the sky now is visible as passersby look through what had been the main entrance of the facility that had been home to a series of companies for several decades.
The demolition work at the 27-acre site just west of Johnson City is expected to be completed in June.
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