Demolition News

Demolition Permits Issued for Revolution-era Stortz Buildings in Old City in Philadelphia

As George Washington and Benjamin Franklin walked the streets of what is now Old City Philadelphia in the 1780s, they presumably could have found a reason to travel north from Market Street along 2nd or 3rd Streets. After about a 10-minute stroll, had they turned onto Vine Street, they would have encountered a pair of […]

Demolition Work Underway At 1448 Third Avenue On Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Demolition work is moving along at 1448 Third Avenue, the site of an upcoming 39-story residential tower in the Yorkville section of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture and developed by Douglaston Development under the 170 E 83 Owner, LLC, the 478-foot-tall structure will span 287,632 square feet and yield 125 units with […]

Wheeling Inn Demolition, Environmental Mediation Bids Unsealed

Bids ranging from just over $400,000 to just under $1 million have been offered for the job of demolition and environmental remediation of the former Wheeling Inn. Yet, dollar signs aren’t the only factors that will come into play in the decision, which likely will come after the Easter holiday. The former hotel’s demolition ultimately […]

Demolition of University City Townhomes begins after delays, surprising Philadelphia community members

Demolition of the University City Townhomes began on Monday, marking a new stage in the community’s fight against displacement. Around 20 Penn and Philadelphia community members, as well as former residents of the UC Townhomes, gathered at the property on 40th and Market streets on Tuesday to witness the process. Although demolition was originally slated […]

Detroit Contractor Admits to $1.2M Demolition Scam, Agrees to Repay Stolen Funds

A Warren contractor has pleaded no contest to a felony charge, entangled in a hefty scam that overbilled Detroit’s demolition program to the tune of $1.2 million and contaminated neighborhoods with hazardous dirt. David Holman, the 48-year-old owner of Den-Man Contractors, was accused of defrauding the federal Troubled Asset Relief Program and the City of […]

Hazmat & Government News

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 […]

More details of historic Salt Lake building demolition emerge; city seeks changes

SALT LAKE CITY — A man who was hired to demolish the historic Fifth Ward Meetinghouse — a century-old former church turned private venue — said he was told by a developer that he had secured the proper demolition permits and was caught off guard when the city came rushing in to stop the demolition […]

A barn demolition goes terrribly wrong in Waterloo Illinois.

A barn demolition goes terribly wrong in Waterloo Illinois. One killed in barn demolition accident Monroe County Coroner Bob Hill tells KMOX a 58-year-old Willdwood, Missouri man was killed Saturday morning when the structure collapsed on him. A second worker suffered non life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. An autopsy is planned Sunday. […]

Several cities mandate rehabilitation practices during building demolition — here’s what they require

Cities across the United States are embracing a new attitude toward old buildings that maximizes their potential instead of completely tearing them down and constructing new, expensive replacements. Portland kicked off a healthy trend in 2016 when it issued the first-ever deconstruction ordinance in the U.S., meaning that it imposed a law that forces all […]

Candlelight vigil held ahead of former Hooters demolition in West Virginia

Feb. 26 (UPI) — Fans and former employees of the last Hooters to close its doors in West Virginia gathered outside the former restaurant for a candlelight vigil ahead of the building’s demolition. The Hooters eatery in Kanawha City, Charleston, closed during the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 and never reopened, with developers eventually announcing […]

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