AMSTELVEEN To make room for the widening and sinking of the A9 Badhoevedorp – Holendrecht, the rectory of the Anne church must be demolished. Rijkswaterstaat will begin demolition on Monday March 1. The work should be completed by the end of March.
Rijkswaterstaat purchased the Anne Church on February 1, 2013. Until last year, the rectory was rented and occupied under an “anti-squat contract”. The church is leased to the municipality of Amstelveen and has housed the Naeckte Brouwers for some time. The church itself can survive, but the rectory is an obstacle to the completion of the enlargement and must be demolished.
DISPLACED DEMOLITION LINE The demolition is carried out with care so that no damage occurs to the Anne church. Grapples and a sprayer (a kind of concrete shears) are used to demolish the rectory. At the request of the current user, the demolition line, the separation between Anne’s Church and the rectory and therefore the location from which it will be demolished, has been adjusted so that the remaining space is better connected with the church .
CONTINUATION After the demolition of the presbytery, work will begin to build the temporary bridges on the A9 which will maintain the north-south links. Space is needed to get to the temporary bridge workplaces on the Kazernepad. After that, space is needed to realize the location below and the roof of the Oude Dorp.
END Once the presbytery is demolished, the side of the church will be wind and water tight. The stones of the presbytery are preserved. When the works on the A9 are completed, these can be used to cleanly finish the side wall, in the same style as the church.