Demolition News

Demolition Ramps Up for PENN15 Supertall at 15 Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan

Demolition work is ramping up for PENN 15, a 56-story, 1,200-foot commercial supertall at 15 Penn Plaza in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Foster + Partners and developed by Vornado Realty Trust, the 2.7 million-square-foot tower will replace the aging Hotel Pennsylvania and stand as the tallest component in the 7.4 million-square-foot Penn District master plan. […]

Detroit incinerator demolition in sight after years of fraught operations

DETROIT (FOX 2) – For the neighbors living in the shadow of the Detroit incinerator, it’s a day that couldn’t come soon enough. The long-despised facility is to be demolished, the mayor said, following more than 30 years of fraught operations and 750 violations of pollution emission standards in the final five years of running. […]

Demolition is underway this week on Cal Poly Pomona’s iconic CLA tower.

cal-poly-pomona-tower-credit-tom-zasadzinski.jpg The soon to be demolished CLA building with fencing at Cal Poly Pomona March 16, 2022. (credit: Tom Zasadzinski/Cal Poly Pomona) Demolition on the exterior of the university’s CLA tower, which is covered in limestone and is visible from the 10 and 57 Freeways, is scheduled to begin May 23. Demolition on the interior […]

Flint’s massive demolition plan could create new problem — displaced rat colonies

FLINT, MI — Flint’s plan to start an aggressive demolition program aimed at tearing down abandoned homes and businesses in the city could have an unintended consequence — displaced rats, possums and other nuisance animals that have taken refuge in buildings and overgrown lawns littered with trash. Mayor Sheldon Neeley told members of the City […]

Demolition crews discovered a body Thursday amid a vacant apartment at 909 E. Third St. in Winston-Salem.

Winston-Salem police arrived at the scene at 4:07 p.m., police said. Demolition crews found the body while they were tearing down the vacant apartments at that site. The apartment building had been vacant for a substantial period of time, police said. Homeless people have used the vacant apartment for shelter. Investigators haven’t identified the person, […]

Hazmat & Government News

The Navy wants to demolish Puget Sound Naval Shipyard’s iconic shipyard crane. Here’s why.

BREMERTON — The Navy plans to take down the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard’s historic hammerhead crane as part of a billion-dollar effort to turn antiquated facilities into a state-of-the-art dry dock for nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers. The green steel of the crane has stood over the shipyard and surrounding city for nearly 90 years, […]

Artists Lose Suit to Protect Work in Manhattan Jail Demolition

Two artists on May 18 lost a suit to protect their work from being destroyed along with a jail in New York City’s Chinatown neighborhood. Citing the federal Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990, Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas had filed a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York […]

Land bank moving forward on demolition projects

COSHOCTON — The Coshocton County Land Reutilization Corporation, known as the land bank, is moving forward with plans to demolish the former Custom Glove factory at 421 S. Fifth St. The land bank acquired the property in April and is pursuing Brownfield Remediation Program funding from the Ohio Department of Development. Tiffany Swigert, director of […]

DeWine announces brownfield grants in Mansfield OH; $3M awarded for Westinghouse site cleanup

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tuesday morning announced the first round of Ohio Department of Development Brownfield Program awards, providing funds for demolition and remediation of the former Westinghouse “A” building and the concrete slab along West Fifth Street. The governor announced the Mansfield project is getting $3 million for cleanup of petroleum tanks and hazardous […]

Judge orders owner to demolish Packard plant in Detroit

  DETROIT — A judge has ordered the demolition of the deteriorating Packard auto plant in Detroit, finding that it had become a public nuisance. Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Brian Sullivan wrote in an order that the plant’s Peruvian owner, Fernando Palazuelo, and his company, Arte Express Detroit, must remove all rubbish and debris […]