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Clarinda-Page building demolished near Midtown Crossing

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Midtown, NE- Once historic, it is now history. The Clarinda-Page building in midtown Omaha fell to the wrecking ball Thursday, months after preservationists lost a fight to save it. A real estate arm of Mutual of Omaha had the building demolished as part of an unspecified redevelopment of the block southeast of 31st and Farnam Streets. The Clarinda-Page, with its … Continue reading

Video of area silo demolition catches national attention

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  OSSEO, WI – What was supposed to be a quick demolition of an old silo, ended up being a massive mess for an Osseo family, and it was all caught on camera. Long-time Osseo residents, Leona Torpen and her husband, Rick, are no strangers to the sight of a silo demolition on their property. Leona said, “We had the … Continue reading

The Walls of Wolfe Manor Come Crashing Down

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The historic Wolfe Manor in Clovis that has sat off of Clovis Avenue for 92 years, was demolished on Saturday. Many in the community went out to catch a last glimpse of the mansion, which served as a sanitarium for many decades. The City of Clovis deemed the building dangerous and an eyesore. But owner Todd Wolfe said the Wolfe … Continue reading

Suspended Ceiling Wire Cutter Makes Demolition Safer, Faster and More Cost Efficient

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Designed to cut down 400% more ceiling grid the Wire Wolf™ Suspended Ceiling Wire Cutter makes conventional time-consuming demolition methods a thing of the past. LAWRENCE, MASSACHUSETTS – Eliminating the need for ladders, scaffolding and more hands on deck, the newest product from Professional Engineering Co., Inc. raises standards while demolishing ceilings. The Wire Wolf™ Suspended Ceiling Wire Cutter is … Continue reading

19 Story Tower Implosion – VIDEO

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The 19-story old hotel that stood along I-85 and North Druid Hills is no more. The Saturday morning implosion went off without a hitch. The Executive Park Motor Hotel was built in the 1970’s. It’s stood empty for years. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta bought the property for $10 million. They plan to turn the area into office … Continue reading

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

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