After a final floor depth had been reached about 30 feet below surface grade, construction crews dig holes for footers at the CentrePointe development downtown in Lexington, Ky. Saturday May 31, 2014. Blasting and excavation has exposed 25 feet of solid limestone which was created over hundreds of millions of years of skeletal remains of marine life settled at the bottom of an ocean. The excavation at CentrPointe is for the underground parking structure.
After a final floor depth had been reached about 30 feet below surface grade, construction crews dig holes for footers at the CentrePointe development downtown in Lexington, Ky. Saturday May 31, 2014. Blasting and excavation has exposed 25 feet of solid limestone which was created over hundreds of millions of years of skeletal remains of marine life settled at the bottom of an ocean. The excavation at CentrPointe is for the underground parking structure. Herald-Leader
After a final floor depth had been reached about 30 feet below surface grade, construction crews dig holes for footers at the CentrePointe development downtown in Lexington, Ky. Saturday May 31, 2014. Blasting and excavation has exposed 25 feet of solid limestone which was created over hundreds of millions of years of skeletal remains of marine life settled at the bottom of an ocean. The excavation at CentrPointe is for the underground parking structure. Herald-Leader

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Tom Eblen: Down in CentrePointe's pit, a fascinating story told by limestone

June 07, 2014 4:18 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.