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Tear It Down

Even while Cal State Monterey Bay is in a growth mode, people on campus are nearly as excited about buildings coming down as they are about the ones going up. Abandoned military buildings – decaying reminders [...]

Demolition of Cleveland Stockyards’ Swift & Co. Meatpacking Building Begins

As morning traffic rushed north and south on W. 65th Street, a “high reach” demolition machine began to dismantle the top floor of the Swift & Co. meatpacking building, long an eyesore and hazard for the [...]

Implosion of Once Prominent Fort Worth High Rise

It took months to prepare for the demolition of a Fort Worth high rise, but only took 10 seconds to see the building fall to pieces. A Dallas Demolition crew in a parking lot about 100 [...]

Detroit demolition contractors owed millions

The state agency reimburses the Land Bank for invoices paid to contractors. About $258 million in federal Hardest Hit Funds have been earmarked for Detroit’s blight demolition program. Of that, about $144 million has been spent, [...]

Tallest building in Kentucky’s capital demolished

By The Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. — The tallest building in Kentucky’s capital city came crashing down in a controlled implosion Sunday, delighting thousands of onlookers who quickly scurried away to avoid the dust cloud that [...]

The world’s largest voluntary demolition will be done in pieces. Here’s how 270 Park will disappear

The Real Deal spoke to a number of experts in demolition and interior construction to break down how JPMorgan will systematically remove a notable building from the congested skyline. By Kathryn Brenzel From the outside, the [...]

Demolition Begins on Historic Woods Hole Ferry Terminal

With the crunch of an excavator’s clawed bucket, the Woods Hole Steamship Authority terminal began the messy process of being reduced to a pile of rubble on Monday afternoon. Until it was closed earlier this winter, [...]

Demolition of California Theatre halted by preservationists

A judge halted the imminent demolition of the dilapidated California Theatre building downtown that was supposed to make way for a 40-story residential tower. The 2,200-seat theater, at Fourth Avenue and C Street, closed in 1990 [...]

Demolition crews make room for Chicago Old Town condo project

An upcoming condo development across from the Chicago History Museum took a key step forward as demolition crews were given the all-clear to remove a pair of buildings at the southwest corner of Clark Street and [...]

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