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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Photos: Tamir Rice Gazebo at Cudell Begins to Come Down

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 12:28 PM

click to enlarge Crew from Independence Excavating approaches the gazebo. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • Crew from Independence Excavating approaches the gazebo.
Before the rain came at Cudell Recreation Center Wednesday morning, a three-man crew from Independence Excavating — "Earth Now, Moon Later" — began the slow and deliberate process of dismantling the gazebo where Tamir Rice was shot and killed in 2014. 

In front of TV cameras, local reporters, and a handful of observers and quiet demonstrators, the crew removed the concrete benches, and the memorial items atop them, from inside the gazebo and began to dismantle the roof with shovels and hooks.

As reported last week, the gazebo will be deconstructed, stored temporarily at a local site and then transferred to the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago. 

Former City Councilman Jay Westbrook has helped coordinate the logistics. He was on scene Wednesday morning, saying that he was there on Councilman Matt Zone's behalf. Zone was said to be out of town.

Throughout the cloudy morning, reporters jotted down notes and quotes and watched patiently as the crew went about their business (very respectfully, it should be noted). 

Due to the nature of the disassembly, the construction site was incredibly tidy. The shingles and wood from the roof were placed in black garbage bags while the men were on the roof and then carefully laid out in the garden adjacent to the gazebo.  The work is expected to take three days. 

Photos below: 
click to enlarge Black Man Army on scene. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • Black Man Army on scene.

click to enlarge Former Councilman Jay Westbrook answers questions from Cleveland.com's Cory Shaffer. (Westbrook said he was there on behalf of Councilman Matt Zone, who is out of town.) - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • Former Councilman Jay Westbrook answers questions from Cleveland.com's Cory Shaffer. (Westbrook said he was there on behalf of Councilman Matt Zone, who is out of town.)

click to enlarge The crew places the stuffed animals from the gazebo memorial in the adjacent garden. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • The crew places the stuffed animals from the gazebo memorial in the adjacent garden.

click to enlarge Pierre Nappier, a regular demonstrator (and Donald Trump supporter), went to Cudell Wednesday to speak out against what he described as the "Neo-Nazi" Cleveland Police department. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • Pierre Nappier, a regular demonstrator (and Donald Trump supporter), went to Cudell Wednesday to speak out against what he described as the "Neo-Nazi" Cleveland Police department.

click to enlarge Caution tape, flapping in the wind. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • Caution tape, flapping in the wind.

click to enlarge The gazebo's ceiling. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • The gazebo's ceiling.

click to enlarge SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene

click to enlarge Going at the shingles with shovels. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • Going at the shingles with shovels.

click to enlarge A very tidy excavation site; the crew loaded shingles and wood into black garbage bags and placed them in the garden for storage and ultimate transfer to Chicago. - SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene
  • A very tidy excavation site; the crew loaded shingles and wood into black garbage bags and placed them in the garden for storage and ultimate transfer to Chicago.

click to enlarge SAM ALLARD / SCENE
  • Sam Allard / Scene

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