2007-08 Photos - Old Power Plant/Arch Demo

Before the arch structure adjustments could take place for the new cargo facilities, there were a few things left to do inside...
one hump or two
First, a look in the biomed arch, where this fuel bladder had been placed for the 2006 winter.
bladder troubles
First the snow had to be removed (shades of 1977).
hole in the ground
Then the bladder itself was made to go away.
calling clean air
And at the other end, this comms hut would eventually be made to go away as well.
The real action was going on in the old power plant, which had been mostly gutted during the winter. First, a few views of the place at the beginning of summer before the final phase...
do not use radios when generators are running
Standing where the end of the switchgear used to be, here's the door and window into the office.
glass panes
The office window from another angle.
the handwriting is on the wall
Some of the parting words on the back wall of the office.
returnable bottles
Here's where those infamous CO2 bottles used to be.
powered out.
dead cats bounce
The remaining engines had been dragged into the biomed arch during the winter...not quite the same way as they came in.

power to the people

[Jump ahead in time a bit...seen above those same generators a few months later in Port Hueneme, where on 2 April 2008 they were auctioned off. This photo is from the Mather Auctions sale brochure...they have a contract to sell off the Antarctic surplus every year...watch their calendar site in March.]

...meanwhile, back at Pole, things were just getting started, it was still early November...


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