USGS Hammond Bay Biological Station Building Demo Time Lapse Video
Out with the old, in with the new! A state-of-the-art aquatic science laboratory is being built on the shores of Lake Huron at the USGS Hammond Bay Biological Station (HBBS), one of seven field stations of the USGS Great Lakes Science Center, operated in partnership with the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. To make way for the new laboratory, four old buildings on the HBBS property needed to be removed. Three buildings - a former limnology laboratory, workshop, and metal storage building - were demolished, whereas one building - a nearly 100 year old boathouse - was relocated on the HBBS property for safe-keeping during construction. This short video features time lapse photography of the building demolition and boathouse relocation, and is the second video in a multi-part series documenting HBBS renovations (watch the first video in the series featuring construction of a 1-million gallon water tank, pump house, and pipeline at: https://youtu.be/5hjJ9IoBLJA). Ground breaking for the new lab took place in October 2017, and construction is expected to complete during fall of 2018. Future construction milestones will also be chronicled using time lapse photography, so look for more videos in the future!
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