(GREENSBURG, Kan.) — It was what Greensburg was best known for until the tornado that decimated it.
What's left of the structures around the Big Well--the world's biggest hand-dug well according to legend--is being knocked down to make room for a new and improved one.
The well has been a tourist attraction ever since the city modernized its water system in the 1930s. But the 2007 tornado left the site in ruin.
Now, the city will begin construction of a new $3.2 million museum, gift shop and well rennovation. Most of the money is coming from the federal government.
The new and improved Big Well should be ready to welcome visitors in time for the fifth anniversary of the tornado next spring.