Demolition News

Al Capone’s Former South Florida Home Slated for Demolition

Capone bought the house for $40,000 in 1928 and returned to it often. The gangster nicknamed “Scarface” died at the home in 1947 from a heart attack Getty Images   The South Florida house that gangster Al Capone owned for nearly two decades, and died in, is facing demolition plans. The Miami Herald reported Thursday […]

Demolition Imminent for KPF-Designed Supertall at 343 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan

Demolition work is ramping up at 343 Madison Avenue, site of a 1,050-foot commercial supertall in Midtown East. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Boston Properties, the 754,120-square-foot structure will yield 748,618 square feet of office space, 2,130 square feet of retail space, and 2,372 square feet of subterranean circulation paths to Grand Central Terminal and the future […]

Salvage crews start last cut of Georgia shipwreck demolition

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Salvage crews Monday began cutting apart the final two sections that remain of a cargo ship the overturned along the coast of Georgia nearly two years ago. Demolition of the South Korean freighter Golden Ray has been underway since November, when workers began using a towering crane straddling the […]

Demolition set to start on a rusting steel eyesore of the Jersey Shore

Seaside Heights today will begin demolishing a rusting four-story steel framework that for more than a decade has thumbed its nose at the wild and woolly shore resort’s effort to remake itself as a more upscale destination for tourists and year-round residents, the mayor said. The Borough Council is scheduled to hold a special meeting […]

Demolition Begins On Tallahassee’s Northwood Centre

The old Northwood Centre will be bulldozed to make way for a new police department headquarters. The old Northwood Centre is being bulldozed starting today, and the location between North Monroe Street and Tharpe Street is being readied for redevelopment. The space once housed Tallahassee’s first indoor mall. More recently, it was used by state […]

Hazmat & Government News

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 ResearchAndMarkets.com’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 […]

U.S. Department of Labor issues updated guidance on protecting unvaccinated and other at-risk workers from the coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued updated guidance to help employers protect workers from the coronavirus. The updated guidance reflects developments in science and data, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated COVID-19 guidance issued July 27. The updated guidance expands information on appropriate […]

Vacant building demolition a challenge for small towns

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — While it may be easy to look into an old building and wish someone would just tear it down, it’s a bit more complicated than that, especially for small towns in Appalachia. “It’s very frustrating,” Whitesville Mayor Fred Harless said. There’s more than 20 buildings Harless said he’d like to […]

EPA Begins Demolition at Des Moines TCE Superfund Site, Setting Stage for Redevelopment

Contractors under EPA oversight begin demolition of buildings at the Des Moines TCE Superfund Site on July 19. After building demolition, the site will be ready for redevelopment, which will be led by the city of Des Moines. (Photo credit: U.S. EPA) (Lenexa, Kan., July 19, 2021) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]