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Demolition of Floyd Casey Stadium underway


WACO, TEXAS – Demolition is underway on Floyd Casey Stadium, said Brian Nicholson, Baylor University vice president for operations and facilities management. The stadium should be down by June or July of this year assuming everything goes as planned, Nicholson said. “I don’t think there’s any reason why the property won’t be cleared,” he said. Hutchins-based Lloyd D. Nabors Demolition … Continue reading

Watch the NYS Fair grandstand implode, crumble in mere seconds


GEDDES, NEW YORK – In less than 30 seconds, the 38-year-old grandstand concert venue at the New York State Fairgrounds imploded into a massive pile of rubble and dust. The push of a ceremonial plunger ignited 268 explosives at 260 different locations on the grandstand, sending more than 5 million pounds of steel and concrete crashing to the ground. Controlled … Continue reading

Dynamite sends Greenfield Bridge crashing down onto Parkway East


PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — The demolition of the 94-year-old Greenfield Bridge occurred Monday morning, as a closure of the Parkway East due to the implosion continues. After five years of planning, the implosion sent the bridge crashing onto the Parkway East in seconds. The cleanup process is now underway.The Parkway East closure, which began Sunday morning, will continue for several more … Continue reading

Time-lapse: Pedestrian bridge demolition


University of Wisconsin- Madison- On Aug. 12, 2015, construction workers used heavy-duty equipment to demolish an aging pedestrian bridge that spanned University Avenue between the Mosse Humanities Building, foreground, and Vilas Hall. The bridge, built in 1971, had deteriorated to a dangerous degree. Replacing the bridge would have cost $1.5 million cost of replacement and was deemed prohibitive, given a … Continue reading

Iconic roller coaster Thunder Road demolished at Carowinds


Thunder Road – the wooden roller coaster that stood for 39 years at Carowinds, a crowd favorite in its hey-day – was demolished Wednesday. The classic coaster was handcrafted and opened on April 3, 1976. Among the first riders were NASCAR drivers Bobby Allison and David Pearson. Carowinds announced earlier this year it would tear down Thunder Road due to … Continue reading

Implosion reduces Las Vegas hotel to rubble … almost


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The Clarion casino-hotel was imploded early Tuesday in Las Vegas, reduced to rubble to make way for a new hotel tower. But the 12-story, 200-room structure, which opened in 1970 as the Royal Inn, didn’t go down cleanly. The implosion was delayed by about half an hour because of bystanders who wouldn’t get out of the … Continue reading

Demolition Begins on San Francisco’s Candlestick Park


SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – It’s game over for San Francisco’s iconic Candlestick Park. In the stadium where Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Joe Montana and so many more created magic memories for the city’s sports fans in spite of it’s famously blustery winds, now heavy machinery is now taking it apart piece by piece. The iconic stadium is being torn down … Continue reading

Watch the former Xerox/ACS building in Dallas implode


DALLAS, TEXAS – The Sunday-morning implosion of the Xerox/ACS building executed by Lindamood Demolition and Controlled Demolition, Inc., went off as planned, with a huge tan plume of smoke and a volume that viewers found to be louder than expected. The building was imploded in preparation for a controversial Sam’s Club that Trammell Crow plans to build at the corner … Continue reading

Portion of Kyle Field imploded – VIDEO

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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Part of Kyle Field was imploded early Sunday morning as part of the stadium’s redevelopment. A ceremony happened at 7:30 a.m. followed by the implosion on the west side of the field at 8 a.m. The university system said construction on the field is slated to finish in time for the 2015 season. The new west … Continue reading

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

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