[VIDEO] Win a Dana Forrester Print in the Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole Contest


[VIDEO] Win a Dana Forrester Print in the Corvette Museum's Sinkhole Contest

Are you good with numbers?

Then you might want to enter a contest just announced by the National Corvette Museum.

Zach Massey, project manager with Scott, Murphy, & Daniel LLC, gave another update on the sinkhole restoration Friday and also spilled the beans (or should we say rocks?) on an interesting contest being sponsored by the NCM.

If you are the closest to guessing the correct number of tons of stone used to fill the sinkhole, you’ll receive a beautiful drawing by famous Corvette artist Dana Forrester that shows the removal of the Blue Devil ZR1 from the sinkhole. It’s been signed by Forrester and members of the recovery team and would make a great addition to anyone’s home.

“To give everybody a little tip, a little help,” Massey said, “the sinkhole was roughly 60 feet by 45 feet and somewhere between 25 and 30 feet deep.”

The contest ends Thursday, Feb. 12, so get those guesses in soon by going to www.surveymonkey.com/s/sinkholefill. (It’s easy to enter; we did it in less than 20 seconds.)

Meanwhile, Massey also gave another update on the restoration work.

For the past week or so, crews have been working on restoring the exhibit hall, replacing what used to be carpet with a black epoxy floor that should hold up well to heavy traffic, stains, and spills.

“It looks beautiful,” Massey said, “and we’re glad to see that completed on time.”

Forty-six new micropiles that will be integrated into the one-way structural slab are coming in, he said, and crews from Hayward Baker are expected to begin work this week on that portion of the project.

“You can see that we’ve laid that out,” Massey said. “We had GPS surveys in here to locate all these coordinates. It’s very critical to get these micropiles exactly in the right location so a lot of time and effort went into laying this out. (Friday morning) we’ve been able to come in and lay out all the grade beams and kinda get a visual what this is gonna look like. I know it’s hard to explain a one-way structural slab supported by micropiles, but visually hopefully this helps a little bit and it also gives us a good check to make sure we’re laying everything out correctly and when we bring Hayward Baker in here, they’re able to get started and we don’t have any delays there.”

Last week, crews formed up the perimeter of the structural slab, leaving rebar sticking up out of the slab that will be bent inwards toward the spire. “Once they’re turned and the floor slab is poured, that is how we’re gonna link the HVAC duct bank and support it from the structural slab,” Massey said.

Massey said his crews are happy to have reached this point in the project with no lost-time accidents, no injuries, and no near misses. “Safety has always been a priority one for this project,” he said, “so we’re excited to report that.”

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