Demolition News

Quinlan Castle demolition begins: Iconic Birmingham apartments coming down after 95 years

Demolition began Friday on Quinlan Castle on a hilltop overlooking Birmingham’s Southside and will continue through the weekend. The dome roofs were removed from the turrets Friday afternoon by lifting them off with steel girders placed through the turret windows and strapped to a crane lift. Demolition of the rock exterior walls and turrets will […]

Excavator falls into basement at Journal Star demolition site Lincoln NE

One of the excavators tearing apart the former Journal Star building fell into the basement Monday, but the operator was able to escape uninjured. Lincoln Fire and Rescue crews were called to Ninth and P streets at about 10:30 a.m. on a report of a piece of construction equipment that had fallen into a hole […]

Opinion: Duggan continues his destructive path of demolition and underdevelopment

The City of Detroit and Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration have announced a redevelopment scheme that is poised to destroy yet another iconic piece of our industrial and architectural history for minimal economic gain. Under the guise of 150 construction jobs that will undoubtedly go to suburbanites and the potential for an auto-supplier tenant that may […]

Reser Stadium implosion/demolition planned for January

A portion of Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium is set for demolition in January as part of its multimillion-dollar upgrade project. The implosion of the west side is scheduled for Jan. 7, according to a university news release issued Thursday. The “Completing Reser Stadium” project will conclude a long-term Reser expansion/remodeling that began in 2005, while […]

MPS board awards bid to demolish State Street building Midlands MI

  s Midland Public Schools board of education voted Monday night to approve an $83,900 bid from Bierlein Companies, Inc., of Midland to demolish the district’s State Street building, which is at the corner of State and Carpenter and adjacent to the MPS administration center where the meeting was held. The board approved the bid, […]

Hazmat & Government News

The Unseen Fatal Demolition Accidents of 2021 Unplanned jobsite collapses and accidental falls continue to kill workers

Some demolition accidents happen in full public view, such as the sudden collapse of a 13-story condominium in Miami Beach in 2018. In that accident, large fast-rolling chunks of concrete propelled by a progressive collapse that had started before all preparations were finished, struck and killed Samuel Tyrone Landis, 46, who was employed by the […]

Berkman Plaza II demolition delayed again, ownership group cites ‘complexity’ of the job

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The demolition of the Berkman Plaza II, an empty building that’s been sitting on prime riverfront property in downtown Jacksonville for 14 years, has been delayed yet again. Action News Jax’s Ben Becker obtained a memo from the ownership group, citing latest scheduled implosion date of January 8 was “too optimistic” because […]

New program to help revitalize Ohio communities with demolition of blighted buildings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced on Tuesday a new grant program to help revitalize local communities through the demolition of blighted and vacant buildings. The newly-created Ohio Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program will provide nearly $150 million in grants to raze dilapidated and residential buildings […]

Worker who lost both legs in plant collapse sues demolition contractors

DAMS COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) – A worker who traumatically lost both of his legs in the deadly collapse at a southern Ohio power plant last year sued two contractors and several of their affiliates this week. A 14-story boiler house collapsed unexpectedly at the Killen Power Generation Station off U.S. 52 near Manchester in Adams […]

Jury agrees contractor owed money from Adams County Jail demolition work

QUINCY — An Adams County jury agreed on Wednesday that the contractor who handled demolition of buildings in the new jail’s footprint is owed more money. After a three-day trial, jurors said Blick’s Construction Co. was entitled to $117,019 for the additional work it completed in 2017. Blick’s filed the lawsuit in April 2018, after […]