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Former Kollmorgen headquarters come down on King Street in Northampton

  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.
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  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.
    KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints »

  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through an ongoing demolition at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through an ongoing demolition at the site.
    KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints »

  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.
    KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints »

  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.
    KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints »

  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.
    KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints »

  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.
    KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints »

  • This is the backside of a tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton that is leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    This is the backside of a tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton that is leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, partway through a demolition process at the site.
    KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints »

  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through an ongoing demolition at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • A tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton is shown leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, on Sunday, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • This is the backside of a tower at the former location of Kollmorgen Corporation Electro Optical Division on King Street in Northampton that is leaning heavily to the east, away from the street, partway through a demolition process at the site.<br/>KEVIN GUTTING

On Sunday, Kollmorgen’s former tower still stood amid rubble from the 90,000-square-foot building that for years housed the city’s largest manufacturer.

The $10 million project by the Cosenzi Automotive Group will include construction of car dealerships for Northampton Volkswagen and Country Hyundai. Northampton Volkswagen will move from space it is renting on Damon Road, while Country Hyundai is relocating to the city from Greenfield.

The new dealerships are expected to open early next year. They will include showrooms, service drop-off areas in the front and service bays in the back.

Both buildings will have large glass windows along the front to showcase vehicles.

The Cosenzi group bought the 5-acre site on King Street last May for $1.8 million. Kollmorgen moved to a new building at Village Hill Northampton and is now known as L-3 KEO after its parent company, L-3 Communications.

— CHAD CAIN

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