What happened to the Corvettes in the sinkhole?
Instead of being scrapped, the cars were preserved in their damaged state and placed on exhibit in the museum, where they remain a popular attraction with visitors. The ’62 is plucked from the hole in 2014.
How many Corvettes were lost in the sinkhole at the Corvette museum?
We’re taking a look back at February 12, 2014 when news spread across the world about a sinkhole that swallowed eight Corvettes inside the National Corvette Museum. Relive the dramatic collapse and hear the 911 call.
What caused sinkhole at Corvette museum?
2014 damage Karst topography is the landscape that is formed from the dissolving of rocks such as limestone. In the museum’s case, the sinkhole was caused by the dissolving of the limestone in the ground which caused pockets to open underneath the surface.
How big was the sinkhole at the Corvette museum?
approximately 30×40 foot
On February 12, 2014, a massive sinkhole opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum’s Skydome in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The approximately 30×40 foot hole was caused by the roof of a previously unknown cave beneath the museum collapsing under the weight of the building.
What kind of corvette was in sinkhole in KY?
— A sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky on Wednesday, damaging eight cars there but not shutting down the facility. Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli said six of the cars were owned by the museum and two – a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil – were on loan from General Motors.
Is the National Corvette Museum still open after the sinkhole?
Frassinelli said no one was in the museum at the time. The hole is in part of the domed section of the museum, and that area will remain closed. That’s an original part of the facility for which was completed in 1994. No injuries were reported in the sinkhole incident.
What kind of car was in sinkhole in Bowling Green?
Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli said six of the cars were owned by the museum and two – a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil – were on loan from General Motors. Bowling Green city spokeswoman Kim Lancaster said the hole opened up at about 5:40 a.m. CST Wednesday, setting off an alarm and a call to the fire department.
Is the Corvette Museum in Kentucky owned by General Motors?
The two ZR1s were on loan from General Motors, while the rest of the cars were owned by the museum. Sinkholes in this part of Kentucky are apparently not uncommon.