The Map Library Intrusion - September 21, 2006

...with apologies to Burma-Shave

Recently, a car
came through the wall,
to the consternation
of us all.

Car in the hole,
driver walking free,
the moon was full
and so was he.

The maps mostly
were not hurt,
but there surely was
a lot of dirt.

Brick and mortar,
shrubbery too,
a bad place to be
when he came through.

The world as a whole
took little note,
based on what
the newspapers wrote.

Car in,
car out -
what's all
the fuss about?

As the cleanup
goes on apace,
it almost looks
like the same old place.

We welcome you again,
one and all -
just don't stand
beside the wall.

- Tom Hardaway

More intrusion photos

Car in the wall - 9/21/06

Aftermath - 9/21/06

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Map Library Mini-intrusion* - August 10, 2007

*...not really an intrusion, just little hole in the wall

Accident site from Whitehall Road

In the early morning hours of Friday, August 10th, 2007, another car missed
the turn from Milledge Avenue to Whitehall Road, ran over the "Share the
Road" sign and into the Map Library (see arrow above). Fortunately, no one
was hurt.

Closeup of the accident site

The car knocked an old inactive water pipe out of the wall, narrowly
missing the gas main to the left.

Another hole in the wall

The end result - another hole in the wall, approximately
a foot across (it was a pretty big pipe and apparently
a pretty fast car).

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