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National Corvette Museum Sinkhole May Remain

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National Corvette Museum Sinkhole

The National Corvette Museum sinkhole

The National Corvette Museum gained the world’s attention back in February when a giant sinkhole swallowed eight Corvettes, including six of the museum’s own cars and two donated by General Motors. The hole was 40 feet wide and 60 feet deep.

After all eight Corvettes were successfully removed, they were put on display before they face operation under close watch from GM. Ticket sales have surged for the museum since the incident, however, with eager fans hoping to check out the wrecked Corvettes. CNN reports that attendance was up over 50 percent in March.

With such success following the costly disaster, the National Corvette Museum is considering stabilizing the sinkhole and keeping it there for future visitors to investigate. In addition, some of the damaged Corvettes may remain on display, likely those that are deemed beyond repair (about half).

National Corvette Museum Sinkhole

The millionth Corvette being pulled from the National Corvette Museum sinkhole

In the video below, Kate Frassinelli of the museum tells CNN, “There is a possibility of leaving it here, whether it’s just a portion or all of it, having a bridge over it, stairs that go down in it, a glass floor on top where you can look down. We’re talking to the construction company and engineers just to see the possibilities.”

She concludes, “It’s a part of our history now.”

  • Roger Patrick

    Had my first visit to the museum last Sunday (4-4-14). What an awesome display and informative facility ! I would really like to get a better look at the sinkhole itself. The cars pulled out brought tears to my eyes. Such destruction caused by nature is part of life in many ways and all over the world. any and all that can be preserved should be for future generations. Thanks for the wonderful day ! I drive over the road truck and will make it a point to stop again when I can. THANKS !!!