The smokestack at the former Gilbert Paper Co. mill in Menasha, Wisconsin which stood since 1887 was dropped on Sunday, January 5th. The former mill was run by four generations of Gilberts — from its founder William Gilbert, to his sons, grandsons and at least one great-grandson. Statewide Razing is the demolition contractor.
Patrick O’Reilly, 25, was killed when he was struck by falling concrete when part of a wall collapsed at a demolition site Dec. 26 at Westfield Hawthorn Mall in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The accident occurred about 11 p.m. as a work crew was knocking down an exterior wall of a former Ruby Tuesday restaurant to […]
A Gretna, Louisiana property owner, Kevin Marrone, is suing Jefferson Parish and Durr Heavy Construction LLC for alleged code violations. Marrone claims that Durr Construction, under the direction of Jefferson Parish, demolished a common wall located at 1637 Alexander Court in Gretna on Nov. 1, 2012. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to remove a […]
Demolition of the K-25 Building in west Oak Ridge, Tennessee is just about complete. Workers are expected to remove the last remaining section starting at about 11 a.m. Thursday, December 19th. K-25 was built during World War II to enrich uranium for the world’s first atomic bombs as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project. After […]
Demolition work is about to begin on parts of the former Beech-Nut factory in Canajoharie, New York. The work is planned to begin on Monday, December 16th according to the demolition company’s president. Bob Hunt, president of Scottsdale, Arizona based Great Western Steel Co., said his company was hired by owner TD Development LLC “to […]
A demolition project has started that will include the demolition of the former 8-story, 388-room Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel. The first building to go is the former Dania Boat Sales, demolition should take about a week. The demolition of the hotel’s parking garage is tentatively set to start on January 2nd and take about […]