February 26, 2003
Albany -- Recycling and conservation are being used as the Old Sears Building on West Ogelthorpe is torn down.
Built in 1951, the building is being demolished to make room for the new Albany Police Law Enforcement Center. As the building is knocked down by the heavy machinery, workers stack the materials in separate piles. Almost all of the former building will be recycled, instead of ending up in the landfill.
Job Superintendent Larry Lane said "The concrete will be ground and recycled, they use it as roadbed material. The brick will be recycled the same way. Naturally all the rebar will go as scrap iron."
The Law Enforcement Center will be built on the three acre site at the corner of South Jackson Street and West Ogelthorpe.
Construction of the 75-thousand square foot building should begin in April, and is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2004.
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