Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pic of the Day: Pickens Building 8, Broken

Here's the Library/Auditorium/Museum building near Ft. Pickens. This shot's from Nov. 11, 2006, more than 2 years after Hurricane Ivan nudged the building off its original pilings and broke the south wing loose. Much of the library's contents were irreparably damaged.

The National Park Service stabilized the broken building, getting it up on temporary footings, and eventually moved everything back together on the proper side of the sidewalk.

The next time I saw it in July, 2009, the building was whole but gutted--no doors, stripped interiors. The last time I visited it, just 2 weeks ago, the building was completely refurbished.

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