What are the odds! Wierd, wonder whats under that museum a spring or something?
In Southern Illinois sink holes are often caused by abandoned mines, many of which are not well documented. Near Springfield IL there is an entire neighborhood that pretty much had to be abandoned only a few years after it was built.
I agree with the mine shaft, given the location. My house was built on top of an old coal mine entrance, that I learned 35yrs after buying it. That explained all the foundation problems my neighbors and I have had.
I think if I was to build anything myself, Id have a ground penetrating radar survey done on the property first. This is happening more and more, and in more places. I read in many places, insurance companies wont cover it because its an act of God. Wonder how long before they offer sinkhole coverage ?
We at N.T.F.C. were able to make it on our way back from indy. While Im not a big vette fan this is very sad. It claimed the main one I liked. The black zr1 spyder. From the videos at the link, this isnt over! You can see lots of caves in there! Looks like there is a white one pretty far down in there. From what i see only 3 MAY be salvageable. The blue,maroon,and black ones. The zr1 is buried to its left rear quarter panel. So sad indeed.
We've been at that museum and its a very big and educational place. Its too bad so many pieces of history were lost. Good thing that this could never happen at the Fiero Museum.
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I purchased a 2013 Z06 few weeks ago and a one year membership to the Corvette Museum came with the car. I had planned on making the trek to the museum this summer. Good to hear that GM is going to repair the cars. I am sure the private owners are somewhat relieved.