Demolition News

Ghost signs make final appearance during Casper building demolition

CASPER, Wyo. — Ghosts from one of Casper’s early businesses reappeared after decades behind a stucco façade during preliminary demolition on a building near downtown. The single-story building at 136 West B St. was the home of Title Service Inc. and had reportedly been abandoned for many years. Sections of the building’s collapsing roof could […]

Huge smokestacks overlooking river in Miamisburg to be demolished

The three smokestacks at the former Hutchings Station power plant in Miamisburg are scheduled to be demolished Friday morning, and area residents looking to catch a glimpse as they come down have a few options for good locations. “The dam on the opposite side of the river of the plant is one of the best […]

OSHA issues US$400,000 in proposed penatlies to demolition contractor

The US Department of Labor (DoL) has cited a Chicago-based subcontractor, alleging that the company knew that it was exposing its employeers and others to “the serious dangers of asbestos” at one of its work sites in Waukegan, Illinois. The Supreme Court blocked OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard for Covid-19 vaccination madates. Following a federal investigation, […]

Email details Dali timeline after crews perform controlled demolition Saturday

Crews are expected to use controlled explosives on Saturday to remove the massive piece of the Key Bridge that is atop the Dali cargo ship and free the vessel that has been stranded in the Patapsco River since it struck and collapsed the span on March 26. Officials did not say how soon after the […]

Demolition underway on Anthony Lumsden’s Bard Building in Baltimore

Demolition is underway on one of the few East Coast buildings designed by the late Anthony Lumsden, a colleague of Cesar Pelli and former member of the “LA 12,” a group of California-based modernist architects. Contractors are taking down the Bard Building, a five-story structure that Lumsden designed for Baltimore City Community College when he […]

Hazmat & Government News

Demolition of Hawaii’s Legendary Stairway to Heaven

The Haiku Stairs, also known as the “Stairway to Heaven”, on O’ahu, are one of the most popular attractions on the Hawaiian island. With their breathtaking views of Kāneʻohe Bay, they attract numerous visitors every year who dare to make the illegal climb, which can take up to five hours, to experience the spectacular nature […]

Operations Focus | Metals Recovery

In the construction and demolition (C&D) recycling environment, sorting equipment has tended to stay as consistent as the material stream, a steady procession of concrete, wood and metal. However, as manufacturing companies such as Quebec-based Sherbrooke OEM have become more knowledgeable about C&D facilities, they’ve begun incorporating new-to-the-space technology such as eddy current separators commonly […]

Wrongful demolition of historic building sparks outrage in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — A historic building in Salt Lake City has become the focal point of controversy as demolition commenced on Easter morning, sparking outrage among residents. The historic Fifth Ward Meetinghouse, located at 740 S. 300 West, now lies in ruins after a wrongful demolition began early Sunday morning — with no demolition […]

“Demolition of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium can proceed”

“The National Park Service (NPS) has evaluated the potential effects on the natural, cultural and human environment related to the demolition of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial (RFK) Stadium and has determined that the stadium can be demolished. In the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which was signed April 29, 2024, the NPS explains the […]

Legislation would allow Seattle Fire Department to order demolition of unsafe vacant buildings

SEATTLE — New proposed legislation would make it easier to demolish or remediate dangerous vacant buildings in the City of Seattle. Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the legislation Thursday morning which he developed in partnership with councilmembers Tammy Morales and Bob Kettle, which would give the Seattle Fire Department the power to order complete demolition […]

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