FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) – Kentucky historians are protecting precious state artifacts in case the nearby Capital Plaza Implosion causes shaking at the Kentucky Historical Society.
The society’s building is just a few blocks away from the Capital Plaza Tower, which is set for demolition Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
“We don’t anticipate that we are going to experience much in the way of vibrations here, but we decided to be much more cautious about it,” Beth Carter with the Kentucky Historical Society said.
Carter and others are taking particular care with fragile items. She learned from the Smithsonian Institute about preparing for potential earthquakes, which helped her get a head start when she learned when the implosion would take place.
“Particularly cabinets with glass, bourbon bottles, fragile pieces like that, and we began making crates with foam which is an archival material,” Carter said.
Historians with the Kentucky Military History Museum and the Old State Capitol are making similar preparations.
The exclusion zone is set at 700 feet away from the tower.