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The former Canberra Industries at the HUB Wed., Dec. 6. Demolition has started on the inside of the building with the exterior to begin in 6-8-weeks, according to the supervisor for J.R. Contracting of Wayne, N.J.
Former home of Canberra Industries in the now vacant HUB in downtown Meriden Tues. morning, March 28. The HUB as seen from the top of the Record-Journal on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006. Jersey Maj(cq), a worker for J.R. Contracting of Wayne, NJ installs fencing around the perimeter of the  Meriden Hub in preparation for it's demolition December 28, 2006. (dave zajac photo) Record Journal Photo/ Johnathon Henninger 4.20.07 -- Dennis Plourde of East Haddam uses the J&M excavator with a shearing head to move an I-beam taken out of The Hub in downtown Meriden Friday afternoon. Meriden city officials toured the Meriden Hub Fri., Feb. 20, the former home of Canberra Industries, and before that, Meriden's first mall, Meriden Square. The HUB in downtown Meriden Tues. morning, March 28. City Manager Roger Kemp, left, City Planner Dominick Carusso, center, and Housing Inspector Thomas Kilroy, right, tour the Hub Fri., Feb. 20, the former site of Canberra Industries, and before that, a shopping mall. City Planner Dominick Carusso, left, Police Chief William Abbatematteo, center, and City Manager Roger Kemp, right, tour the Hub Fri., Feb. 20, the former site of Canberra Industries, and before that, a shopping mall. City Councilor Robert Clermont is a blur as he and other city officials toured the Hub Fri., Feb. 20. Police Chief William Abbatematteo, left, and City Manager Roger Kemp, right, tour the Hub Fri., Feb. 20. City Building Inspector Lou Corte, left, City Councilor Anthony Tomasette, center, and Police Chief William Abbatematteo, right, tour the Hub in the center of town Fri., Feb. 20.  Bob Kunze of Meriden watches as an excavator takes down the last remaining structure of the former Hub in downtown Meriden May 14, 2007. Concrete slabs, gravel and grass dumped in the parking lot of the Meriden HUB. Meriden Hub photo. Dennis Plourde of East Haddam uses the J&M excavator with a shearing head to move an I-beam taken out of The Hub in downtown Meriden Friday, May 20, 2007. (Johnathon Henninger/ Record-Journal) A workman for J.R.Contracting dumps debris into a large trash bin at the HUB Wed., Dec. 6. Demolition has started on the inside of the building with the exterior to begin in 6-8-weeks, according to the supervisor for J.R. Contracting of Wayne, N.J. Meriden Mayor Mark Benigni swings a sledge hammer into the entrance of the Meriden Hub building in downtown Meriden Thursday afternoon November 16, 2006.  Officials met to talk about the demolishion of the large building.  Chris Angileri/Record-Journal.   The Meriden HUB, aerial photo, on March 1, 2006. Downtown Meriden. Meriden Hub is in the center of the photo.  Aerial  photo taken on August 30,2000. Meriden Hub , March 8,2001. Big S Liquors sign reflected in a parking lot puddle. Meriden Mall sign installation, September, 14, 1970. | (File Photo / Record-Journal) Record Journal Photo/ Johnathon Henninger 10.30.07

Meriden Mayor Mark Benigni speaks at the site of the former Hub in Meriden highlighting the end of demolition phase of the Meriden Hub Project gving him a chance to publically thank the many levels and departments of government involved in the project. The sign for the Meriden Hub in downtown Meriden got damaged by the high winds Saturday night October 28, 2000.  Meriden firefighters dismantled part of the sign in case it got lose.  

no copy as of Sat. night.  CA Record Journal Photo/ Johnathon Henninger 10.29.07

Milenko Tica, employee of JR Contracting leaves for the day after taking down fencing aroung the former site of the hub in Meriden Monday afternoon. An aerial view of the Meriden Hub site from 1965. | Record-Journal Archives Aerial view of Meriden's downtown area from 1985. | Record-Journal Archives File photo -This undated photo shows Harbor Brook flowing through the area of the hub in downtown Meriden. | Record-Journal Archives An undated aerial photo of downtown Meriden. | Record-Journal Archives Aerial view of Meriden Hub from 1971. | Record-Journal Archives The Meriden train station as seen in the 1930s. | Record-Journal Archives Meriden downtown area looking north in this aerial view Wed., July 24. Colony St. is on the left, with State St. in the center, and Pratt St. on the right. I-691 is at the top. The HUB as seen from the top of the Record-Journal on Friday, Dec. 29, 2006. The Meriden HUB on March 1, 2006. Work is underway to demolish the former TD Bank on the HUB site in Meriden, Oct. 25, 2013. | Christopher Zajac / Record-Journal

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