The Great Irvine Rubble Pile

Demolishing the runways of the old El Toro airbase in Irvine created a massive pile of rubble… truly massive.

The airport as it looked prior to demolition.

The airport as it looks today. Those tiny yellow features at the top of the photo are large pieces of machinery used to break up the rubble.

Much of the rubble sits in place where it was broken up, but several very large mountains of rubble have also been pushed up.

The sea of debris is amazingly large.

And it stretches for as far as the eye can see.