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0450UT11 <br /> � O <br /> U d <br /> W PEACE a <br /> 1865 <br /> Office of the Mayor <br /> NEWS RELEASE <br /> April 27,2011 <br /> 2:00 pm <br /> Demolition to become visible on Studebaker buildings <br /> Contact: Mikki Dobski, Director of Communications& Special Projects, 235-5855 or 876-1564 <br /> or Ann Kolata, Senior Redevelopment Specialist, Department of Community and Economic <br /> Development, 235-9371 <br /> After three months of interior demolition and site remediation, above-ground demolition <br /> work is beginning this week on the former Studebaker engineering building, 410 W. <br /> Sample St.,the previous home of Studebaker Autoparts Sales Corp. <br /> Demolition work began in January on the final two Studebaker buildings in Ignition Park, <br /> which also includes the former Studebaker foundry, 1100 Prairie Ave., once home to <br /> Underground Pipe and Valve before the company built a new facility in the Oliver <br /> Industrial Park. Studebaker Autoparts, or SASCO, has relocated to the Studebaker <br /> Business Center along Chippewa Avenue. <br /> Before demolition, crews removed historic artifacts such as the Studebaker wheel <br /> medallion and the cornerstone on the former engineering building, which were given to <br /> the Studebaker National Museum. The "S" medallions, located along the parapet of the <br /> former foundry, also were saved. The guard shack located on the south side of Sample <br /> Street along with adjacent brick pillars and wrought-iron fencing were previously <br /> disassembled and put in storage for fixture re-construction at a yet-to-be-determined site. <br /> As crews demolish the turn-of-the-century facilities, it will mark a visible sign of <br /> progress at Ignition Park, where later this year construction will begin on a new $20- <br /> million data center for Data Realty LLC. Already, Transpo is operating what is expected <br /> to be designated as the nation's first LEED Platinum-certified transit facility (the first <br /> public building in Ignition Park). <br /> "When Ignition Park is cleared later this year, we will have completed Indiana's most <br /> comprehensive brownfield remediation effort, removing more than 2.5-million square <br /> feet in seven obsolete buildings from the area targeted for Ignition Park alone," said <br />