Going, Going, Gone

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Going, Going, Gone

By Victor Rogers July 13, 2017

Going, Going, Gone 

Making Room for the Campus Safety Facility 

Construction is booming in Atlanta, and the Georgia Tech campus has its share, including a project at the corner of 10th Street and Hemphill Avenue.

Over the past several months, the building at 490 10th Street was demolished to make space for the Campus Safety Facility, which will be the new home of the Georgia Tech Police Department. The buildings included a former church and its annex. The building was last used as a church in 1988, and part of the sanctuary was used as a call center during the 1996 Olympic Games.

During the demolition, some elements of the building were carefully salvaged and will be reused in the Living Building at Georgia Tech. Others were salvaged and sent to the Lifecycle Building Center, a local nonprofit founded by Tech alumni that works to keep construction materials out of landfills and give them new life.

steeple removal progress

The steeple had to be removed in sections using a long crane.

animation of construction progress


(Left) Demolition of the building at 490 10th Street began in January and ended in April of 2017.



Writer: Victor Rogers
Photographry: Rob Felt and Balfour Beatty Construction