Corvette Sinkhole Recovery Enters Next Phase

Apr 13, 2014

Construction Manager Mike Murphy stands in front of the 40x50 foot sinkhole that opened beneath the National Corvette Museum February 12.
Credit National Corvette Museum

Now that all of the cars are out, work begins this week toward repairing the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. 

Communications Director Katie Frassinelli says a team will meet Tuesday to discuss how to repair the Skydome, which was the site of the February sinkhole collapse.

"We've had fans on Facebook or people who have emailed with suggestions from putting in a glass floor, leaving the hole, and making it as good as new," comments Frassinelli.

Frassinelli says what happens to the Skydome will also come down to price. 

Engineering studies revealed that the area around the sinkhole was solid enough to allow restoration of the Skydome, which is scheduled to be completed by August, in time for the museum's 20th Anniversary celebration.