Wrecking crews methodically crumble at IBM Country Club

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Gradually, chunks of the IBM Country Club complex east of Endicott are collapsing.

Gorick Construction workers began demolition operations at the Watson Boulevard site in Union City on November 8.

The east side of the IBM Country Club complex on Nov. 23, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The east side of the IBM Country Club complex on Nov. 23, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Crews using heavy equipment have been busy for the past two weeks demolishing the western portion of the abandoned facility.

Some elements of the former country club that had potential historical significance were salvaged before the demolition project began.

Demolition crews at work on the former IBM Country Club site on Nov. 23, 2022. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Demolition crews at work on the former IBM Country Club site on Nov. 23, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A large crowd showed up at the country club property last week to take advantage of a brick giveaway to get a piece of local history.

Thousands of workers from IBM Endicott, Owego and other regional sites have used the country club facilities for several decades. The club was also open to families of employees.

An old pedestrian walkway over Watson Boulevard is to be removed as part of the IBM Country Club demolition project. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

An old pedestrian walkway over Watson Boulevard is to be removed as part of the IBM Country Club demolition project. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

It is expected that it will take several more weeks to clear the site to make way for a 75-unit building.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the housing project is scheduled for next spring.

Contact Bob Joseph, WNBF News reporter: [email protected] or (607) 545-2250. For the latest story development news and updates, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

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