Demolition News

Housing Authority of Savannah: Yamacraw Village being considered for demolition

Constructed in 1941, Yamacraw Village, a 315-unit public housing development just west of Savannah’s downtown core, is being considered for demolition by the Housing Authority of Savannah (HAS). Speaking during the City Council workshop on Thursday, Earline Davis, HAS executive director, said the organization hopes to submit an application for demolition to the U.S. Department […]

Newport RI Planning Board Approves Demolition of 5 Buildings on Waites Wharf

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Planning Board has voted to allow for the demolition of several buildings on Waites Wharf to make way for a proposed 150-room waterfront hotel. The board this week approved in a 5-3 vote the demolition of five buildings listed as “significant contributing structures” in the federally recognized Southern Thames […]

Demolition begins at Cleveland’s Brook Park hotel with sordid history

BROOK PARK, Ohio — Demolition has begun on a shuttered hotel with a sordid history. The former Travelodge Hotel, which was home to a highly publicized raid by Brook Park and Cuyahoga County authorities in 2016, has long been a a thorn in the city’s side dating back to at least 2014. Demolition crews unceremoniously […]

Halfway Done, Georgia Shipwreck Demolition Has Months to Go

The demolition of an overturned cargo ship off the coast of Georgia is halfway done, and officials say the job has several more months to go. A towering crane pulls the engine room section away from the remains of the capsized cargo ship Golden Ray on Monday, April 26, 2021, offshore of St. Simons Island, […]

Jeffrey Epstein Palm Beach Mansion Demolished

The infamous Palm Beach mansion where Jeffrey Epstein sexually assaulted many of his young victims has been reduced to rubble. The demolition came 5 months after Florida real estate developer Todd Michael Glaser inked a deal to buy the waterfront property for $18.5 mil. He vowed to obliterate the 14,000 square-foot mansion. Proceeds from the […]

Hazmat & Government News

Biden infrastructure sets aside $20B to demolish New Orleans’ historic Claiborne overpass, other roadways New Orleans residents are frustrated with the prospect of the expressway coming down

New Orleans residents frustrated with Biden’s plan to destroy historic overpass The expressway is at risk of being torn down by President Biden’s broad infrastructure plan that will allocate $621 billion to address historic inequities including the dismantling of interstate systems across the country. The Claiborne’s overpass, which was built in 1968, has become a […]

EPA seeks millions from demolition company operator for tons of toxic debris at Arco Recycling dump in East Cleveland

In March 2018, workers carted away the final remains of a mountain of demolition debris from a 9.9-acre former industrial site in East Cleveland. For nearly three years, neighbors on Noble Road had watched as the pile at Arco Recycling grew bigger and bigger, finally covering more than five football fields and rising higher than […]

5 economic and environmental benefits to recycling construction and demolition material

The economic impact of the recycling and reuse industry within Austin created more than 6,300 jobs and $1.1 billion in overall activity in 2018. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States creates 600 million tons of construction and demolition debris yearly. In 2019, Texas sent over 7.5 million tons of construction and […]

Bringing hope back to neighborhoods, one house demolition at a time

MACON, Macon-Bibb County’s eighth blighted house in Mayor Lester Miller’s 30 in 30 initiative began. Mayor Miller says the demolition represents actions backing up campaign promises. Four blighted houses have been demolished in the Lynmore Estates area in less than two weeks. The neighborhood used to be known for its many blighted homes but as […]

The Rockford Housing Authority board voted unanimously Thursday to demolish the vacant Brewington Oaks housing development in the city’s ORCHiD neighborhood.

Commissioners awarded a $1.54 million demolition contract to N-TRAK Group of Loves Park to raze the twin 14-story towers at 505 and 515 Seminary Street. “I feel we’ve done our due diligence in exploring other options,” RHA Board Chairperson Karen Hoffman said. “The issue has been before the board since February of 2020 and during […]