Jaws

Boys Town Demolition

I’ve been following the demolition of the Boys Town farm in west Omaha.  One by one the cottages and support buildings on Gianelli Street meet their fate and crumble under the massive pressure of the giant back hoe’s powerful jaws.

The back hoe operator controlled this powerful machine like a surgeon performing delicate brain surgery, carefully separating bricks and concrete from metal and lumber for recycling. As good as the operator was, the giant bucket couldn’t get everything, so the man in the photo would pick up little pieces of this and that and place them in the proper pile.  The operator seemed to know where the man was … most of the time.

This is NOT a trick shot!

Thought for the Day:  Do one thing every day that scares you.        Eleanor Roosevelt

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