National Corvette Museum to Preserve SinkholeJun 24th, 2014
After months of consideration the National Corvette Museum has decided what it will do with the giant 40ft by 60ft sinkhole that struck the museum back in February.
Since the floor of the museum’s SkyDome building collapsed, the museum has wrestled with how to move forward. Finally, that decision has come to an end: The museum will partially fill the sinkhole, but will still keep a portion of it intact.
The museum’s board directors voted on three possible choices A) Fill the sinkhole and reconstruct the area B) Leave the sinkhole the way it is or C) Partially fill the sinkhole and keep one or two sinkhole vehicles intact. The members decided to keep the sinkhole intact but also to reduce its overall width to 25ft by 45ft.
“We have to look at creative ways to generate interest in the Museum. It would be so much easier to just be a regular automotive museum with our Corvettes on display, but we have to think outside the box,” said Executive Director Wendell Strode in the museum’s statement.
Since becoming international news, museum attendance has skyrocketed and attendance is up 59%. The museum’s operators realize the sinkhole, ironically, could be one of the best things to happen to the museum yet.
If interest in the sinkhole begins to wane over time, the museum can still smooth it over and return it to its original lustre.
If your interested in seeing the full sinkhole, be sure to head down to Bowling Green, KY before construction begins this September.