Demolition News

Oil Rig Demolition

The Disposition of Old Oil Rigs: To Reef or Demolish?

Over the years, the world’s energy requirements have led to off-shore oil extraction. The first submerged oil wells were drilled from platforms built on piles driven on the bed of Grand Lake St. Mary’s in Ohio in 1891. In the early 20th century, many of these started as simple oil drilling platforms built a few […]

Earthquake-Damaged Heritage Buildings

Why Demolition Cannot Be Prevented for Christchurch’s Earthquake-Damaged Heritage Buildings

The decision to demolish a building takes many considerations. One critical consideration is the site’s safety, commercial viability, and the balance between the weight of the historical value and other considerations almost always favors demolition work. Take the case of the heritage structures in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2011, a major earthquake shook Christchurch, New […]

An Abu Dhabi Skyscraper Enters the Guinness Book of World Records

           On November 27, 2020, In one of the most interesting, if not dubious, Guinness World records, the 165 meters tall Meena Plaza Towers were brought down by a controlled demolition job. Meena Plaza is a massive concrete complex with four towers measuring 27, 38, 38, and 50 stories in height. […]

Berkman Plaza II demolition deadline is now Sunday, Nov 14, Jacksonville leaders say

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Berkman Plaza II has a new demolition deadline: Sunday, November 14. Crews are working on prepping the building for implosion. So if you’re on East Bay Street downtown, you’re going to hear a lot of drilling going on as sandblasters make holes in the building’s concrete slabs, and bury explosive devices. […]

Demolition, asbestos abatement underway at Bennett College – School for Women Millbrook NY

MILLBROOK – A significant phase in the development of the new Bennett Park in Millbrook is underway as asbestos abatement and demolition have begun at the old Bennett College campus and asbestos abatement has begun at the Thorne Memorial School Building. The work under the aegis of the non-profit Millbrook Community Partnership is moving toward […]

Hazmat & Government News

Nashvielle, Christmas Day bombing Property Owners Speak Up

NASHVILLE (WSMV) – The property owner of multiple properties destroyed as a result of the Christmas Day bombing nearly 10 months ago is set to request projects that include demolition, rehabilitation and construction. The owner must meet with the Metro Historical Commission on Tuesday to make the requests for several properties. A staff recommendation for […]

LA Judge denies petition to halt SONGS demolition

A Los Angeles judge has denied a Del Mar-based organization’s petition challenging the California Coastal Commission for its decision to approve the demolition of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The Samuel Lawrence Foundation (SLF), an environmental nonprofit, has challenged SONGS and its owner, Southern California Edison, since the Coastal Commission granted the utility […]

ST PAUL, Minn. —Destroyed in 2020 unrest, demolition of Midway Shopping Center now underway

The Midway Shopping Center near University and Snelling avenues is set to become United Village.       ST PAUL, Minn. — Demolition work is underway at the Midway Shopping Center. The City of St. Paul issued the demolition permit Thursday, Sept. 16 for the property at 1460 University Avenue, and work began Tuesday, Sept. […]

Waste Management (US). SUEZ ( France), Veolia (France), Republic Services (US), and Clean Harbors Inc. (US) Lead the Global Construction & Demolition Waste Markets

Waste Management (US). SUEZ ( France), Veolia (France), Republic Services (US), and Clean Harbors Inc. (US) Lead the Global Construction & Demolition Waste Markets DUBLIN, Sept. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Construction & Demolition Waste Market 2021-2026” report has been added to’s offering. The global Construction & demolition waste market is estimated to be […]

US Department of Labor urges workers, employers, public to be aware of hazards after Hurricane Ida

ATLANTA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges response crews and residents to recognize the hazards created by flooding, power loss, structural damage, fallen trees and storm debris in areas affected by Hurricane Ida. Response and recovery workers may face hazards related to restoring electricity and communications, removing debris, repairing […]