Demolition News

Email details Dali timeline after crews perform controlled demolition Saturday

Crews are expected to use controlled explosives on Saturday to remove the massive piece of the Key Bridge that is atop the Dali cargo ship and free the vessel that has been stranded in the Patapsco River since it struck and collapsed the span on March 26. Officials did not say how soon after the […]

Demolition underway on Anthony Lumsden’s Bard Building in Baltimore

Demolition is underway on one of the few East Coast buildings designed by the late Anthony Lumsden, a colleague of Cesar Pelli and former member of the “LA 12,” a group of California-based modernist architects. Contractors are taking down the Bard Building, a five-story structure that Lumsden designed for Baltimore City Community College when he […]

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 […]

Hazmat & Government News

Wrongful demolition of historic building sparks outrage in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — A historic building in Salt Lake City has become the focal point of controversy as demolition commenced on Easter morning, sparking outrage among residents. The historic Fifth Ward Meetinghouse, located at 740 S. 300 West, now lies in ruins after a wrongful demolition began early Sunday morning — with no demolition […]

“Demolition of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium can proceed”

“The National Park Service (NPS) has evaluated the potential effects on the natural, cultural and human environment related to the demolition of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial (RFK) Stadium and has determined that the stadium can be demolished. In the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which was signed April 29, 2024, the NPS explains the […]

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. […]

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