Demolition News

Downtown downfall: Time line set for razing Youngstown Realty Tower

Enough of the heavily damaged Realty Tower is expected to be demolished by Aug. 2 to allow the nearby International Towers and Stambaugh Building in downtown Youngstown to reopen by that day, a city official said. Charles Shasho, the city’s deputy director of public works, said he was given the Aug. 2 date on Tuesday […]

Marilyn Monroe’s House Saved From Demolition in California The Actress Was Found Dead in the Brentwood Residence in 1962

The house where Marilyn Monroe was found dead in 1962 has been designated a California landmark, ending a year-long battle over its demolition. The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to make the property in Brentwood, located at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, a Historic-Cultural Monument, saving it from demolition, according to an archived […]

Ghost signs make final appearance during Casper building demolition

CASPER, Wyo. — Ghosts from one of Casper’s early businesses reappeared after decades behind a stucco façade during preliminary demolition on a building near downtown. The single-story building at 136 West B St. was the home of Title Service Inc. and had reportedly been abandoned for many years. Sections of the building’s collapsing roof could […]

Huge smokestacks overlooking river in Miamisburg to be demolished

The three smokestacks at the former Hutchings Station power plant in Miamisburg are scheduled to be demolished Friday morning, and area residents looking to catch a glimpse as they come down have a few options for good locations. “The dam on the opposite side of the river of the plant is one of the best […]

OSHA issues US$400,000 in proposed penatlies to demolition contractor

The US Department of Labor (DoL) has cited a Chicago-based subcontractor, alleging that the company knew that it was exposing its employeers and others to “the serious dangers of asbestos” at one of its work sites in Waukegan, Illinois. The Supreme Court blocked OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard for Covid-19 vaccination madates. Following a federal investigation, […]

Hazmat & Government News

Tropicana Las Vegas one step closer to demolition with new permits

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – An implosion demolition permit for the Tropicana Las Vegas was officially filed with Clark County Thursday. The iconic 1950-era hotel first announced plans for a Fall demolition in March and would close its doors on April 2. The county was officially issued a commercial demolition permit in April, alongside efforts […]

Veit Submits Winning Bid To Demolish Milwaukee Northridge Mall

Minnesota-based Veit submitted the lowest bid to demolish the 800,000-square-foot structure and clear the surrounding site. The company, which has an office in New Berlin and has previously been involved in several Milwaukee projects, submitted a bid of $10.7 million. The City of Milwaukee said eight bids were received. City officials previously said they hoped […]

Demolition of Hawaii’s Legendary Stairway to Heaven

The Haiku Stairs, also known as the “Stairway to Heaven”, on O’ahu, are one of the most popular attractions on the Hawaiian island. With their breathtaking views of Kāneʻohe Bay, they attract numerous visitors every year who dare to make the illegal climb, which can take up to five hours, to experience the spectacular nature […]

Operations Focus | Metals Recovery

In the construction and demolition (C&D) recycling environment, sorting equipment has tended to stay as consistent as the material stream, a steady procession of concrete, wood and metal. However, as manufacturing companies such as Quebec-based Sherbrooke OEM have become more knowledgeable about C&D facilities, they’ve begun incorporating new-to-the-space technology such as eddy current separators commonly […]

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 […]

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