Demolition News

Seattle fire crews were called to downtown Seattle after a building under demolition partially collapsed.

SEATTLE — A Seattle Fire spokesman said a construction crew was demolishing a building at Third Avenue and Columbia Street when a wall began to overhang onto Third Avenue and was inching toward power lines used by King County Metro Transit around 3:30 p.m. The Seattle Department of Transportation closed Third Avenue between Columbia Street […]

Demolition for Margaritaville could begin next month

Fort Myers Beach Helmerich Plaza, formerly home to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Outreach Center, a discount liquor store, bike rental store and about 100 parking spaces, has closed and is to be demolished for Margaritaville. / Photo by Nathan Mayberg Properties from the Pierview Hotel to Helmerich Plaza on Estero Boulevard could begin being […]

Phoenix Paradise Valley mall demolition begins; redevelopment expected in the fall

PARADISE VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Demolition of the Paradise Valley mall is underway following approval and support from the community and the City of Phoenix. The first phase of the demo includes Sears, Macy’s, and other portions of the mall. The tearing down and redevelopment of the mall will result in mixed-use development, including […]

Search resuming after rest of Surfside condo building demolished

Search resuming after rest of Surfside condo building demolished Rescuers were given the go-ahead to resume the search for victims of the Surfside, Florida, building collapse after the remaining portion was pulled down in a controlled demolition Sunday night. Details: Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told AP the operation went “exactly as planned” about […]

Miami condo collapse: No timeline set for demolition, but preparations are underway

SURFSIDE, Fla. – Rescue crews made way for demolition teams at the site of a collapsed South Florida condo building as officials shifted their focus to bringing down the unstable remainder of the structure ahead of a tropical storm. The search and rescue mission was suspended Saturday afternoon so workers could begin the precarious business […]

Hazmat & Government News

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) […]

Agencies: Asbestos wasn’t properly abated during Conrad Building demolition; fines handed out

Proper asbestos abatement procedures were not followed during last year’s demolition of the century-old Conrad Building in downtown Johnstown, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The determinations were made after concerns about asbestos were brought to the attention of the DEP and the OEPA by Johnstown resident […]

Judge Fines Demolition Contractor $30 Million Over East Cleveland Dump

The demolition contractor who operated a construction debris dump in East Cleveland must pay more than $30 million in fines and leave the industry permanently, a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge ruled this week In a Tuesday ruling, Judge Shannon Gallagher wrote that George Michael Riley Sr. showed “blatant recalcitrance” and defied state law […]

Community members gather to prevent demolition of historic church in West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — For more than 130 years, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church has stood tall in West Philadelphia, but community members are upset and frustrated surrounding its planned demolition. Those who gathered in front of the church, formerly known as Our Lady of Rosary on 63rd and Callowhill streets, say the church […]

The timeline for the open-air demolition of the main plant process building at the West Valley Demonstration Project has been put off until late this year.Crews from CHBWV, the contractor hired to carry out the cleanup at the nation’s first commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing facility, have been hampered in their deactivation of the building by COVID-19 protocols.

WEST VALLEY — The timeline for the open-air demolition of the main plant process building at the West Valley Demonstration Project has been put off until late this year. Crews from CHBWV, the contractor hired to carry out the cleanup at the nation’s first commercial nuclear fuel reprocessing facility, have been hampered in their deactivation […]