National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, New York

Img 0951
Jane 02
Knitting Mill
Img 0957

For this week’s Wrecking Wednesday, we kept the theme going for Women’s History Month, as we showcase the selective demolition and site preparation of the former Seneca Knitting Mill—which is now home to the National Women’s Hall of Fame located in Seneca Falls, NY.  The National Women’s Hall of Fame recently moved their location to the other side of the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, where the newly remodeled museum and showcase sits.

Sessler Wrecking provided selective demolition services to the organization, as this project was in the national spotlight leading up to the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote.  The project posed some unique challenges as the building itself was collapsing from the roof, causing the walls, and remaining structure to bow out.  Our experienced operators used precision demolition to remove the upper floors, and the remaining walls to keep the structure from totally collapsing into the roadway, canal, and the new structure, all while keeping a smokestack in-tact which would also be used for the new remodel.

Our team recycled all the demolished brick except for a quantity of clean, original brick to be used in the remodel process.  Sessler provided grading, backfill, and seeding services to the site, making it ready to be redeveloped into the new facility that stands today.

« More news