B-Building/Burlington High School Stories

B-Building of Burlington High School has been partially demolished. B-Building had hosted art and language classes primarily. I had also taken an American literature class there as well. When I attended, the languages offered were French, Spanish, German and Latin. Let us note that I graduated in 1983. Entering B-Building from the East end corridorContinue reading “B-Building/Burlington High School Stories”

More Burlington High School Demolition

According to the Burlington School District, they expect the demolition to be completed very soon. A Building may be completely demolished by Saturday afternoon. That’s wild, but very likely doable. As you’ll see both in the video and photos, those machines have wreaked a ton of havoc already. And that’s what they’re supposed to do.Continue reading “More Burlington High School Demolition”

Burlington High School Demolition Has Begun

BHS is contaminated by Poly-Chlorinated BiPhenyls or PCBs, for short. These are cancer-causing agents. According to the School Superintendent, these PCBs had leached into the concrete itself. There was no saving this high school. So, the demolition of Burlington High School has begun. I know it’s necessary. It still hurts, though. The demolition began onContinue reading “Burlington High School Demolition Has Begun”

Burlington High School: Soon to be Demolished

ALL VIDEOS GO LIVE AT 12:30AM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME. I drove over to Burlington High School to see what it looked like. Admittedly, I was somewhat surprised to see such tall (maybe 7-8′ tall) fencing around it. I did figure EnviroVantage would be closer to demolition at this point. Looks like I was correct. SeeingContinue reading “Burlington High School: Soon to be Demolished”

What’s Inside This HUGE Porta Potty??

https://youtube.com/shorts/XhspadIwbMo?feature=share Actually, this is called a “portable toilet”. Most of us would use a colloquial term, though. Those terms include porta-potty, portaloo, porta-john and my personal favorite: “thunderbox”! These words differ depending upon where one is in the world. What’s interesting about this one, though, is that it’s handicapped accessible. It’s also unisex. Inside, you’llContinue reading “What’s Inside This HUGE Porta Potty??”

Burlington High School Athletic Field

As I walked the baseball area of the athletic field, which I had never done before, I walked through a lot of watery grass. The mud was so wet, I sank down over an inch (2.54cm). I will say it felt pretty special to sit in the dugout. After all, I have no physical prowessContinue reading “Burlington High School Athletic Field”

Burlington High School Staging Area & Solar Panels

As I finished filming my video on BHS, I saw the crates of what turned out to be solar panels. I don’t recall them being in the parking lot the last time I filmed here. I saw a photo online of A Building’s roof. There were solar panels on it. Mystery solved! It also appearedContinue reading “Burlington High School Staging Area & Solar Panels”

Burlington High School Revisited

I returned to BHS to see what progress had been made. I filmed some shorts videos earlier in the week. The crew was hoisting wooden palettes up to the roof of A Building via a crane. It appeared they may be removing the HVAC equipment. Although I know now, they removed solar panels. Not sureContinue reading “Burlington High School Revisited”

Burlington High School: More Updates

I still don’t know when BHS will be demolished. That said, I do know EnviroVantage is abating the asbestos in the buildings. The asbestos is in both the floor and ceiling tiles. Once they are finished with abatement, demolition should begin. And after that, they will remediate the ground underneath the school. This is becauseContinue reading “Burlington High School: More Updates”

Burlington High School Updates

I had driven to Burlington, Vermont to film the demolition of Burlington High School (BHS). I was there on February 20, 2023 because that was the date the Burlington School District gave me. Arrival time was just after 7 am. 7 am is the time Burlington allows construction to begin. Demolition falls under construction. ThereContinue reading “Burlington High School Updates”

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