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Fire In The Hole – Ritchie Power Plant Implosion

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LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – At 8 a.m. on Friday, Entergy imploded one of three retired electricity generating units at the Ritchie Power Plant near Helena. Entergy is removing all above-ground structures to make the site available for future industrial development opportunities. The implosion was a milestone in the plant’s demolition, which began in June and is expected to be completed … Continue reading

Fire breaks out at Purdue University’s ENAD demolition site

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WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – An early morning fire broke out on Purdue University’s campus at the demolition site of the former Engineering Administration building. The Purdue Fire Department was dispatched shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday when a passerby called to report smoke in the area. The fire was contained mostly to the roof area of a power plant building and … Continue reading

Houston Club comes crashing down

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HOUSTON, TX- A historic Houston building came crashing down in the early hours Sunday. The Houston Club, which opened in 1954 on the 800 block of Rusk Street, fell to dust, concrete and steel to make way for a new, modern 35-story building. The owners of the building, Skanska USA Commercial Development, opted to implode the building to make way … Continue reading

2 Bars Damaged in Demolition Accident

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RALEIGH, NC – Two bars on Raleigh’s popular Glenwood South are closed after a wall from a nearby building crashed down on them during a demolition project. The accident happened Tuesday at the beginning of the lunch hour at the corner of Glenwood and North Street. Eyewitnesses said that they heard a loud thud. Some said they felt the ground … Continue reading

Demolition Countdown Begins

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OGILVIE, MN – The burned out shell of the former Ogilvie school, now little more than a pile of rubble and a safety hazard, now faces its undertaker in the form of Alliance Steel Construction demolition crews hired by the Ogilvie City Council for the low bid of $348,000. Residents of Ogilvie have viewed the site since before 2008, when … Continue reading

Demolition of Wrigley bleachers begins

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – After doing battle with rooftop club owners for decades and waiting years for City Hall sign-off, the Cubs are not about to stand on ceremony before embarking on the team’s $575 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the land around it. On Monday, the project begins in earnest with demolition of the Wrigley bleachers. The … Continue reading

Demolition of Greystone psychiatric hospital to start

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PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY – The company that will be demolishing the former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany is expected to begin its work “within a month,” according to Morris County Administrator John Bonanni. The work will start with the environmental remediation that must precede physical demolition of the 675,000-square-foot Kirkbride Building, Bonanni told the freeholders at their meeting this … Continue reading

Air Force selects Georgia-based firm to perform $17.3 million demolition project.

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WESTOVER, NEW YORK – Cape Environmental Management Inc., a construction firm headquartered in Georgia, has been selected to demolish the old BAE Systems site at 600 Main St. “Finally, with a demolition contract in hand, we can begin the process of tearing this derelict building down and preparing it for future use,” U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a … Continue reading

Second blast in Old Ledbetter Bridge demolition

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LEDBETTER, KENTUCKY – Another piece of the old Ledbetter Bridge came tumbling down as hundreds witnessed the end of an era. “I’ve always been a big fan of explosions, and I’m a big fan of things getting destroyed so it’s the best of both worlds,” said Kevin Rude. As crews successfully detonated a second portion of the Old Ledbetter Bridge, … Continue reading

Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition

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WILMINGTON, CALIFORNIA – The Port of Los Angeles fire that sent a thick plume of toxic smoke into the air Tuesday, forcing a nearby elementary school to evacuate, has been fully extinguished, officials said Wednesday. Crews will now begin the process of demolition and cleanup after the fire smoldered for more than a day in multiple layers of heavy pre-World … Continue reading

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