The National Corvette Museum marked a milestone Thursday when it celebrated the reopening of the Skydome, the site of a massive sinkhole collapse on February 12, 2014.
Eight prized cars fell into the 45-foot hole and most suffered extensive damage.
Executive Director Wendell Strode thanked the community for its support throughout the ordeal.
"While we had a disastrous situation, everybody worked together and we're back better than ever, stronger than ever, more united than ever," Strode told WKU Public Radio. "It's just a great day."
Construction Manager Mike Murphy of Murphy, Scott, and Daniel reflected on the past 18 months and said each phase of reconstruction had its challenges.
"Initially, it was how to get all the cars out safely with the structure in the condition it was in, so it was two-fold," Murphy explained. "We had to secure everything first to bring the heavy equipment in, and then extract the cars, and of course a lot of them weren’t intact. This was the first big challenge."
The repair work took the Skydome from three levels to one, which created more display space.