Demolition on the Old AMSE building has begun

Demolition has begun on the old American Museum of Science and Energy

Demolition has begun on the former American Museum of Science and Energy property as workers begin to demolish the building and then begin construction of the new apartments.

Developer’s had finished its work with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and demolition of the old building began with inside work earlier this week, but the outside demolition began today.

AMSE Demolition has begun

While workers had already been doing what is described as “light” environmental work inside the old AMSE building, the front brick façade began coming down today along with some trees around the property.

While the old AMSE building is coming down, the museum continues at a smaller location on East Main Street.

AMSE Demolition has begun

Watson made the announcement about work beginning at Main Street Lofts, the name of the planned apartment complex, at a virtual meeting of Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commission last Monday.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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