PHOTOS: Crews begin destruction of old McCormick


Contractors work to salvage some of the sandstone from the front doorway to preserve for posterity.


A sign of the times. The old McCormick Middle School informational sign lies abandoned on the ground.


The old McCormick Middle School appears like a fortress. Fencing surrounds the area where asbestos abatement and demolition work has begun.


The asbestos abatement on McCormick Middle School is expected to take 10 weeks.


Photos by Catherine Gabe | Wellington Enterprise

Demolition has begun on the McCormick Middle School. Asbestos abatement is among the first tasks in the long process, which will stretch through the spring. We caught these snapshots Thursday.

Contractors work to salvage some of the sandstone from the front doorway to preserve for posterity.

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Contractors work to salvage some of the sandstone from the front doorway to preserve for posterity.

A sign of the times. The old McCormick Middle School informational sign lies abandoned on the ground.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/12/web1_IMG_0511.jpgA sign of the times. The old McCormick Middle School informational sign lies abandoned on the ground.

The old McCormick Middle School appears like a fortress. Fencing surrounds the area where asbestos abatement and demolition work has begun.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/12/web1_IMG_0516.jpgThe old McCormick Middle School appears like a fortress. Fencing surrounds the area where asbestos abatement and demolition work has begun.

The asbestos abatement on McCormick Middle School is expected to take 10 weeks.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/12/web1_IMG_0509b.jpgThe asbestos abatement on McCormick Middle School is expected to take 10 weeks.