Five spectators were injured Saturday after shrapnel was sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in California’s Central Valley, authorities said. More than 1,000 people had gathered at 6 a.m. in a nearby parking lot to watch the planned implosion at the plant owned by Pacific Gas and Electric in Bakersfield. […]
Demolition of the 700 foot main span of the old bridge was dropped this morning at around 9:00 AM local time. The span connects Milton, KY and Madison, IN over the Ohio River. Advanced Explosives Demolition Inc. is the implosion contractor.
Four 350 Foot tall stacks and four 7,500- ton boilers were imploded with 450 pounds of dynamite at Florida Power and Light’s old Port Everglades power plant. The controlled explosion went off as planned and without a hitch. Congrats to Steve Pettigrew and his team and DH Griffin on a great shot! Here are some […]
The city of Fort Worth, TX is investigating how demolition crews erroneously razed the wrong house. Fort Worth authorities, which had contracted the demolition team, admitted the blunder. “On July 12, contractors demolished the wrong property on Watercress Drive. The property to be demolished should have been 9708 Watercress Dr. The property that was demolished […]
Volatile scrap metal prices caused a contractor to back out of its low bid of $62,204 to dismantle the Green Acres water storage tank in the Town of Tonawanda. Apollo Dismantling Services of Niagara Falls was awarded the job at the Town Board’s June 17 meeting but told town officials in a letter dated June […]
LVI Services, Malcolm Drilling, and Turner Construction recently finished the demolition of the 15 story hotel. The deconstruction was expected to cost around $24 million, but $4 million is estimated to be recouped by selling the salvaged steel, copper and concrete.
Wilkes-Barre, PA opened bids on June 18th for the demolition of the Sterling Hotel. Bradic, the apparent lowest bidder, also bid on the project last year. Their bid this time, $419,000 is about 47% lower than last year’s bid ($796,000). The bid specifications were mainly unchanged as well with no major deletions. There were more […]
Crews from Independence Demolition has begun demolition of the former Ford assembly plant in St. Paul, MN. The plant production ended in December 2011, after 86 years of operation. Mayor Chris Coleman vowed the tearing down of the Ford assembly plant will bring a new economic engine for St. Paul. He envisions a mixed-use redevelopment […]
This week Ferma Corporation started the major demolition of Eshleman Hall on the University of California, Berkeley campus. The demolition of the 7 story is expected to last through mid-June. Before the start of the demolition, the 6th floor of the building was occupied by the The Daily Californian newspaper, it was established in 1871, […]
This Sunday, June 9th, Controlled Demolition, Inc. will be imploded Building 877 on Governors Island in New York. The implosion is planned to take place at around 7:36AM Local Time Building 877 is the tallest building on Governors Island at 115-feet and 11-stories high. CDI will use approximate 200 pounds of explosives to bring the […]