Yesterday the Gloucester High School Film Club uploaded a short video documenting the demolition of Newell Stadium from the fall of 2012. It really is worth taking 4 minutes to watch. Check it out here:
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Editor’s Note From Joey:
You know I scheduled this post before watching the video and then went back and viewed it. I didn’t think about it til the scenes were unfolding but what history those stands held. As a player or as a spectator. All those beams and seats supporting the crowds throughout the years being dismantled. I’m sure it held a ton of great memories for people. Thanks to the GHS Film club for documenting the demolition.
Fred Bodin Submits-
This iconic smokestack is being slowly taken down, in anticipation of a
housing development planned for the site. It’s scary to see how high up these workers are as they attack the masonry. The "Tool" closed in 1987 after almost a century of manufacturing drop-forged metal tools. Sailors will miss the navigational marker, but now we have GPS and cell phones. The black ring marked the very top of the tower. In the foreground is Pigeon Cove Harbor.
These workers have been working hard with powerful and noisy equipment, and this is how far they got. Implosion is not an option because of nearby homes, boats, cars, and its proximity to Route 127, the major and only road that circumnavigates this island of Cape Ann.
I’ll report on this project as things change, including the mandated public access to the shoreline and water.
I think it was here on Maplewood Ave. the day before yesterday...
Someone told me that they are going to rebuild, because the building was old and needed a complete renovation. Kind of startling, though, to drive down the road and see this sight instead of the nice little Micky D’s that was there so recently! Anybody know for sure if/when they will reopen? When I will be able to get my yummy McDonald’s apple pies again?
Here’s a little video of some of the demolition started this morning at Art Haven’s new space at 11 Pleasant Street. They’re looking for some volunteers to come help rip up carpets tomorrow afternoon if anyone’s interested… Great way to get out some pent up aggression! Just call (978) 283-3888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or just come down at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon!
A man who “Walks the Talk”, is in constant motion, with a vision for the future, and an eye on the past.
Iain talks with Thom Falzzarano and Donna Ardizzoni of GMG
We already have a tremendous amount of footage from today that the team is currently editing check back for updates Much Much More To Come from the Whole Team including Videos