Demolition News

Des Moines seeks bids for $1M demolition, asbestos abatement at Dico Superfund site

The city of Des Moines is expected to spend nearly $1 million on demolition of buildings at the long-vacant Dico Superfund site on the southwest edge of downtown, almost double a previous estimate. The City Council will vote Monday to receive bids for its portion of the demolition, which includes the less-contaminated office and production […]

96-Year-Old Cadillac Plant To Be Demolished for New Factory Building

The Cadillac Stamping Plant has long stood as a piece of Detroit’s automotive history. That’s coming to an end shortly, or a new beginning, depending on your vantage point. The City of Detroit has just announced the building will be demolished to make way for a new 684,000 sq.ft. industrial building, in a project that […]

City of Cleveland employee gets prison time for bribery

CLEVELAND — A former City of Cleveland employee who served as the demolition bureau chief was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Rufus Taylor, 62, pleaded guilty to federal bribery and extortion charges in 2018. He was also ordered to have one year of supervised release and to […]

Brooklyn: A construction worker has died after falling from the roof of a historic bank under demolition.

LATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) — A construction worker has died after falling from the roof of a historic bank under demolition. The worker fell at the former Flatbush Avenue home of Flatbush Savings Bank just before 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The 49-year-old man from the Bronx was taken to Kings County hospital where he was later pronounced […]

Demolition Of Vance Monument Begins In Asheville, Will Take Roughly Two Weeks

Demolition of the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville began Monday and will take roughly two weeks to complete.The 65-foot high stone obelisk in Pack Square will be taken down block by block. The city says the contractor doing the work can’t use a crane to help because of an underground parking garage at the site […]

Hazmat & Government News

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 […]

Say Goodbye to Two Pieces of Portland History The City’s “Demolition Epidemic” May Soon Claim Two Century-Old Downtown Buildings

ANY DAY NOW, two 100-plus-year-old downtown Portland buildings could see demolition crews show up to tear them down, thanks to a loophole in city code. There’s the 109-year-old Hotel Albion, which sits on the corner of SW 3rd and Salmon and houses the Lotus Café. The bar’s long been a popular hangout for city staff—so […]

Biden infrastructure sets aside $20B to demolish New Orleans’ historic Claiborne overpass, other roadways New Orleans residents are frustrated with the prospect of the expressway coming down

New Orleans residents frustrated with Biden’s plan to destroy historic overpass The expressway is at risk of being torn down by President Biden’s broad infrastructure plan that will allocate $621 billion to address historic inequities including the dismantling of interstate systems across the country. The Claiborne’s overpass, which was built in 1968, has become a […]

EPA seeks millions from demolition company operator for tons of toxic debris at Arco Recycling dump in East Cleveland

In March 2018, workers carted away the final remains of a mountain of demolition debris from a 9.9-acre former industrial site in East Cleveland. For nearly three years, neighbors on Noble Road had watched as the pile at Arco Recycling grew bigger and bigger, finally covering more than five football fields and rising higher than […]