Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ben-Gil elementary and PEPSI Refresh

I don't know if anyone remembers this school.  They had just built it in the last 10 years, than in 2008, a mine subsidence left cracks in the school, that where unfixable, and left the school condemned.  

here is a copy and paste of thier overview


On March 28, 2009  our community suffered a tragic event.
Our 700 elementary school students have permanently lost their school!

Benld Elementary located in a small rural community about an hour northeast of St. Louis, MO and about an hour south of Springfield, IL was built about seven years ago. The damage from mine subsidence happened throughout the school, forcing it to be condemned.  This was not an ongoing issue, the damage (as you see in the pictures) happened in one weekend and it's expected to get worse. The walls are twisting and cracking, floors sinking and rising, in many different directions and basically as the building is sinking it is being torn apart.

The rural communities in this area developed as mining became its key resource many years ago. The school, as well as a majority of the homes, businesses and other buildings, were built over the top of these mines that are hundreds of feet under the ground.

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