Mayor Makes First Swipe at Demolishing Old Airport Terminal

Mayor Gill Behind the Controls of Excavator at Old Pierre Regional Airport Terminal September 26, 2013


PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill donned a hard hat and work vest and sat behind the controls of an excavator September 26, 2013 to start the process of demolishing the former Pierre Regional Airport Terminal.  The building was replaced in 2012 with a newer and larger terminal.  Shown here in this short clip, Mayor Gill runs the controls of the excavator to make the first dent into the old structure.  Morris Inc. is the contractor for the project and expects that it will only take a day to tear down the structure but removing the rubble will take about two weeks.

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