Most of Iconic IBM Country Club Knocked Down by Demolition Crews
Over the past month, workers using heavy equipment have removed the majority of the structures that made up the old IBM Country Club complex near Johnson City.
While most of the graffiti-decorated buildings are no longer standing, the demolition project is expected to take several more weeks to complete.
Gorick Construction crews started demolition operations December 8 on the west end of the country club facilities on Watson Boulevard in the town of Union.
A project supervisor for LeChase Construction on Friday said the work to prepare the site for development of an apartment complex is on schedule.
Once the all of the standing structures have been removed, the demolition team will turn its attention to the swimming pools on the east side of the complex.
LeChase and Conifer Realty are planning to construct a 75-unit apartment building on the site.
The country club was used by IBM employees based in Endicott, Glendale and Owego for decades. The workers and their families participated in recreational programs and special events at the club.
IBM changed the name of the place to Heritage Country Club and Conference Center in 1994. The company sold the property in 2004. Redevelopment efforts were unsuccessful.
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