Demolition News

‘Rebuilding a city’: Demolition activity in St. Louis up one year after Krewson outlined vacancy plan

  ST. LOUIS — Demolition of abandoned, broken buildings is on the rise. The number of properties held by the city’s land bank is down. Contractors are, for the most part, following a new, safer demolition protocol. A year after Mayor Lyda Krewson outlined a plan to address vacancies, data shows an uptick in demolition […]

Brick wall collapses into Pa. home; demo company did not have proper permits: report

A demolition company may not have had the proper permits when it brought down a brick wall, damaging a home next door, on Sunday (Screenshot/6 ABC).    This photo is related to the incident.  The photo headlining the article is a file photo It could have been a disaster. But luckily, no one was injured […]

$1 million Jacksonville Landing demolition will get underway

 Picture  Credit Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News One way or another, the distinctive orange-colored metal roof covering the Jacksonville Landing will likely get a second life after a contractor starts demolishing the mall in a few months. The $1 million demolition job is expected to start in the fall and finish by the end of […]

Dirty business ups cost of vacant school demolition in Dalton MA

DALTON — One of the costliest projects in recent Dalton history just got a little more so. Though demolition of the old Dalton High School looks complete to those passing by on First and Field streets, the town still is dealing with a 45-ton problem. The contract awarded to knock down the long-vacant 60,000-square-foot building […]

Camp Grayling Training Ctr Demolish Buildings.

Demolish Bldgs. 10, 11, 32, 118, 233MA, 318MA, and 338 Camp Grayling Training Center Grayling, Michigan as the bid headline reads! Camp Grayling was founded in 1913 when local lumber baron, Rasmus Hanson, donated over 13,000 acres to the State of Michigan for military training. Camp Grayling has since grown to 147,000 acres that spans […]

Hazmat & Government News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that a clean-up project costing taxpayers three-quarters of a million dollars was finally complete.

OTSEGO, Mich. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that a clean-up project costing taxpayers three-quarters of a million dollars was finally complete. Buildings at the former Rock-Tenn paper mill in Otsego were demolished after deadly asbestos contaminants were found inside. The demolition project started April 1 and finished July 2, 2019. Paul Ruesch, […]

Debris begins to settle after the demolition of the basic oxygen plant on March 9, Bringing on a Lawsuit

GONE IN A CLOUD OF DUST — Debris begins to settle after the demolition of the basic oxygen plant on March 9. — File photo WEIRTON WV — Using explosives to bring the old Weirton Steel Corp. basic oxygen steel plant to the ground was cheaper, but exposed residents living nearby to toxic elements and […]

To reduce waste, Palo Alto takes aim at demolition City Council adopts ‘deconstruction’ ordinance to require reuse, recycling of materials

Jose J. Ramirez, right, tosses stripped Sheetrock into the recycling bin as other workers carry out various parts of the house during a 2010 deconstruction in Woodside. File photo by Michelle Le.   In its latest bid to curb landfill-bound waste, Palo Alto is preparing to effectively ban contractors from demolishing entire buildings starting in […]

After 10 years and 8,000 demolitions, Cuyahoga Land Bank shifts focus to rehabs

By Jordyn Grzelewski, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio — Chris Alvarado likes to joke that when he became executive director of Slavic Village Development, he thought the full name of the neighborhood was “Slavic Village: the Epicenter of the Foreclosure Crisis” because that is so often how people refer to the neighborhood. “But it’s true,” […]

Federal officials plan to audit federally funded demolition activities for the risk of contaminated soil in Michigan and Detroit. 

Washington — Federal officials plan to audit federally funded demolition activities for the risk of contaminated soil in Michigan and Detroit.  The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or SIGTARP, announced that it plans to update a 2017 review of oversight and technical requirements in Michigan’s program at the request of Democratic U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence […]