Demolition Rubble Makes Yorktown High Look Like a War Zone

by ARLnow.com September 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm 3,341 5 Comments

Construction crews have been working feverishly over the summer to get the new Yorktown High School ready for students, while tearing down remnants of the old Yorktown High building. With one week left until students return and with a field full of rubble left to clear, it looks like the work may be coming down to the wire.

Check out the photos below, which show heavy equipment picking through huge piles of debris as well as a worker hosing down the rubble, apparently to keep dust down. Also below: a photo of the old high school, just before the demolition.

  • Lou

    sob, sob. Class of ’85; it’s a bummer to see those old hallways torn down.

    • GK

      As class of ’87 at W-L, I feel your pain Lou. For the better, but not quite the same. Now all those pictures in our yearbooks are worth something.

  • Melissa Bartlett

    how weird…I thought Yorktown was forever…My brother was in the graduating class of 1963, and I was 1969.

  • Harry Nachman

    I guess there is no going home now!

  • Anne Marie

    My dad taught at Yorktown the year it opened until 1990 and my parents met there (my mom taught there, too). I didn’t go there myself but I have tons of memories of that old building. How weird to think of it gone.


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