Demolition News

Deal Set For Long Beach’s New Lincoln Park, Old City Hall Demolition

Two eight-story apartment/condominium buildings with 580 residential units and first floor retail space will replace Long Beach’s old City Hall. City Council approved changes in its agreement with Plenary Properties, the real estate arm of Civic Center developer Plenary-Edgemoor, to allow transfer of the City Hall property. That land deal was part of the master […]

Demolition Crew Accidentally Knocks Down Wrong House on Dallas Street: ‘We Made a Mistake’

A Texas homeowner has been left with nothing but rubble after a demolition company accidentally knocked down the wrong house in his neighborhood. JR’s Demolition was assigned to demolish a home on Richard Avenue in Dallas on Wednesday — but a mixup led their crews to the wrong home on the street, where they ended […]

Demolition day two: Why are construction crews using that wrecking ball to bring down the ‘Leaning Tower of Dallas?’

It’s still standing. Will the tower ever come down? Day two of the demolition process will begin Tuesday morning as construction crews work to bring down the core shaft of an 11-story building that was imploded on Feb. 16.  While the rest of the building collapsed, the core that contained the elevator and stairwells stayed […]

Failed building demolition creates the ‘leaning tower of Dallas’

300 pounds of dynamite couldn’t topple the concrete and steel core of the former Affiliated Computer Services tower. The building was supposed to come down Sunday morning, but a failed demolition left it with a distinctive tilt — and nickname: “the leaning tower of Dallas.” The implosion by Lloyd D. Nabors Demolition was part of […]

Four Jersey Shore Motels Sold and Will Be Demolished for Flood Mitigation

The land on each side of the road where the motels are located is narrow and surrounded by wetlands making it subject to flooding during high tides and heavy rainfall   Courtesy: Google Maps Bay Point Inn in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The owners of four New Jersey motels agreed to sell their properties […]

Hazmat & Government News

Ferrous market braces for uncertain April pricing Scrap yards are beginning to see slower scrap flows into their yards.

Sudden shifts in both supply and demand create conflicting story lines for sellers and buyers. The balance of supply and demand in the ferrous scrap market seems uncertain heading toward the April buying period, as the COVID-19 coronavirus causes sudden disruptions to economies around the world. On the scrap generation side, processors interviewed by Recycling […]

Atlantic City Officials Want Immediate Demolition Of Hotel, Casino Once Owned By President Donald Trump

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City officials said Thursday that they will ask a judge to order the immediate demolition of a shuttered casino once owned by President Donald Trump, but its owner says he has already decided to tear it down. The maneuvering over the former Trump Plaza casino, now owned by billionaire […]

Portland Has Broken Its Promise to Keep Neighborhoods Safe From Demolition Contaminants

In 2018, the city of Portland passed a landmark ordinance to protect people living in its residential neighborhoods from exposure to lead when old houses were ripped apart. The ordinance, the most comprehensive in the U.S., required the city bureau in charge of building inspections to “conduct an inspection during demolition activities.” That mandate—designed to […]

U.S. Department of Labor Revises National Emphasis Program to Reduce or Eliminate Worker Exposure to Silica

–WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction. The NEP targets specific industries expected to have the highest numbers of workers exposed […]

Feds: Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant Is Demolished

A factory that produced two-thirds of the nation’s Cold War-era plutonium for nuclear weapons has finally been completely demolished. RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A factory that produced two-thirds of the nation’s Cold War-era plutonium for nuclear weapons has finally been completely demolished. After 40 years of operations, and 20 years of often-dangerous clean up work, […]