Greensburg State Bank was heavily damaged in the tornado that hit our town May 4, 2007.
The front of the bank looked pretty good,
but there was no roof at all and the back 1/2 of the building was totally destroyed.
All downtown buildings were destroyed, only one will be reuilt from the pre-tornado remains.
And, in case you have forgotten what it looked like before . . .
It took a while for us to get started with construction.
Tom told me "It is like getting a big freight train ready to roll."
On Valentine's day 2008 we tore the old building down
and it was very good to finally be ready to clean off the old slab
and get ready for new energy efficient, extremely strong construction.
Better in every way, we built back on the exact same footprint,
and used the same design, just "tweeking" it a little.
We put enough reinforcement in the one story building for a five story building,
and used many new products in construction,
proven to be very efficient and better for the environment.
We were very involved with the construction, it was fun to be just a few feet from the project.
It's not BRINKS, but it works in a pinch!|
|Tom interviewing with Discovery on a cold winter day.|
Tom designed these light fixture boxes to better disburse the light in the lobby area. They work beautifully.|
|The larger windows let in more light and we really like the new brick design. The roof line in more interesting also.|
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