About 20 people came out to old Baker High School Monday morning to witness the wrecking crew begin demolition on the front of the school. Most of the people who came out were either graduates or friends and family of alumni.
According to Chris Teel, who is the project supervisor and operator with D.H. Griffin/Reaves Wrecking, the demolition should be complete within 4-6 weeks.
The main task besides physically breaking down the building is separating the steel, brick, and metal to be properly disposed of or recycled.
He said that alumni have been coming up and asking for him bricks, which he gives them, and that he's also heard of demands from around the world for the bricks.
Since taking on demolition job, he's seen a lot of emotion from people coming by to look. "I've had people out here on the corner watching and crying as we're tearing it down."