Clean up is underway after 3-alarm fire at the Kentucky Center
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – After a three alarm fire on Wednesday, clean up crews continued to repair damage at the Kentucky Center on Thursday.
The main issue inside of the building was water damage in the lobby, according to Kentucky Center spokesman Christian Adelberg.
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Kim Baker, President of the Center, says the theaters were not affected like the lobby, just some water seeped under the doors.
It's the water damage in the lobby that has caused some concern over the $18 million worth of art located there.
Adelberg said the pieces were already covered to protect them during the ceiling work.
Baker says the only piece they are worried about is the "The Coloured Gates of Louisville" by John Chamberlain. The piece took on some extensive water damage on the wall of the Bomhard theater. To protect the rest of the art from fluctuating temperatures as the building dries out, the center enlisted the help of the Speed Art Museum.
Most of the performances scheduled for this weekend have been relocated.
Right now, the box office is closed to the public but tickets still available online.
The Broadway hit musical, Waitress, was scheduled for June 26. Broadway Louisville tweeted the show should go on as planned.
It is unknown when the center will be open again.
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