Demolition News

Historic Savannah public housing complex should be demolished and rebuilt, consultant says

A building consulting firm is recommending the demolition and redevelopment of Yamacraw Village, after it calculated over $51 million of damage. GPB’s Benjamin Payne reports. Moldy walls, broken windows, leaky pipes and possible asbestos contamination are among a myriad of unsafe living conditions spelled out by consultants in a recent assessment of Savannah’s Yamacraw Village […]

Old Yale locks building in Stamford CT is demolition target

A Stamford, Connecticut, building with more than 165,000 square feet under roof and a considerable industrial history may soon be up for bid as a demolition project. Local media reports in Connecticut say the owner of the building where Yale locks once were manufactured has determined the factory cannot be saved because of structural problems […]

Demolition at Hanford site marks progress in K-reactor cleanup

Richland Wash. — A recent demolition at the Hanford Site is marking yet another step in completing the cleanup near the now-retired K-reactor. In a recent Facebook post, the Hanford Site says the West-K annex building was used to transfer highly radioactive sludge away from the Columbia River. As you can see, the building is […]

Wheeling WV – Raze International of Shadyside Sues Over OVMC Demolition Contract

WHEELING — The Shadyside company that unsuccessfully bid for the demolition contract for the former Ohio Valley Medical Center campus is suing both WVU Medicine Wheeling Hospital and the City of Wheeling over the decision. Among Raze International’s claims is that the winning bidder, New Jersey-based FR Beinke Wrecking, was ineligible to win the contract […]

Four contractors submit city bids for demolition of Phoenix Building

Four construction companies submitted bids ranging from $263,600 to $387,000 to the city of Hopkinsville for demolition of the condemned Phoenix Building downtown. Gary Ruebush, the city’s budget officer, opened the sealed bids at 10 a.m. Friday at the Hopkinsville Municipal Center. Mayor James R. Knight Jr., City Attorney Doug Willen, City Councilman Steve Keel […]

Hazmat & Government News

Demolition starts on Richmond Heights mall Fromer Richmond Town Square making way for Belle Oaks Marketplace

Richmond Town Square was opened in 1966 and at one time was the largest enclosed shopping mall in Ohio with 90 stores. But on Sept. 18 the final chapter was started as construction equipment swiftly moved to demolish the former theater near the food court. According to a DealPoint Merrill Press release, the Belle Oaks […]

Massachusetts Developer Indicted After Demolition Risks Mesothelioma for Thousands in Fall River

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office has issued 104 indictments to a developer it fears raised the risk of malignant mesothelioma to thousands. The company is accused of illegally demolishing a former elementary school, spreading asbestos dust to a large neighborhood and exposing its own workers to the carcinogenic material at the same time. demolition Developers […]

Readying Alpha-2 for spring demolition Old Steam Plant at Y-12 to go down too

Environmental management crews have completed major deactivation efforts on a Manhattan Project-era facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex. The building, Alpha-2, is scheduled for demolition next spring. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management and contractor UCOR completed the efforts this month at the multi-story former uranium enrichment facility, which […]

Residents will be able to weigh in during a public meeting on the planned demolition of the historic Damen Silos on the Southwest Side of Chicago

Residents will be able to weigh in during a public meeting on the planned demolition of the historic Damen Silos on the Southwest Side. No date has been set but city officials say they expect to decide on the meeting soon. The new owner of the massive grain silos has applied for city approval to […]

EPA Begins Demolition at Lane Plating Superfund Site in Dallas Texas

DALLAS, TEXAS – (January 19, 2023)- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Community Advisor Group Members (CAG) and Dallas city officials hosted an event at the Lane Plating Superfund site in Dallas, Texas to witness the demolition of the electroplating facility and to recognize the work of local, state and federal officials who have […]