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Injuries climb to nine in building collapse at old Bethlehem Steel plant – UPDATED


SPARROWS POINT, MARYLAND – Nine people have been reported injured — three of them critically — after a building collapse at the former Bethlehem Steel Plant in Sparrows Point, officials said. Baltimore County police and fire said all people were accounted for. Police initially said five people were hurt. Police said the injured people were doing demolition work on the … Continue reading

Demolition underway at former Miami Herald building


MIAMI, FLORIDA – Monday was the end of an era for the historic Miami Herald building, as part of the building was demolished to make way for a development by Resorts World Miami. It was a shock to morning commuters who snapped pictures of the explosion. A Miami Herald photographer captured the explosive moment when the south side of the … Continue reading

MCM implodes 225 ft tall BOF Shop at Sparrows Point – VIDEO


SPARROWS POINT, MARYLAND – We received this picture and video from Stephen SetteDucati, Marketing + Media Manager, MCM Management Corp., Michigan. MCM has the contract to demolish the former Sparrows Point steel plant. Probably the largest demolition project in the U.S. if not the world. The enclosed is our recent video of CDI’s explosive demolition of Sparrows Point Basic Oxygen … Continue reading

LVI and NCM Merge to Form Demolition-Environmental Megafirm


NEW YORK & BREA, CALIFORNIA – LVI Services Inc. (LVI) and NCM Group Holdings, LLC (NCM), the two leading providers of demolition and remediation services in the country, announced today they have agreed to merge, forming NorthStar Group Holdings, LLC (NorthStar). With combined annual gross revenues approaching $600 million and nearly 50 offices nationwide, NorthStar will be the foremost provider … Continue reading

Watch the last part of Anniston’s Wells Fargo building come down – VIDEO


ANNISTON, ALABAMA – Sunday saw the demolition of Anniston’s former Wells Fargo building at 10th Street and Quintard Avenue. Workers have been in the process of taking down the seven-story structure, which was more than 40 years old, since last year. It first was home to Anniston First National Bank and has changed hands over the years. The bank has … Continue reading

Snake River Bridge Imploded – VIDEO


HOBACK JUNCTION, WYOMING – A dramatic explosion brought down two steel arches that used to support a bridge over the Snake River south of Jackson. The controlled detonation happened at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Crews then set about removing the debris that fell into the river — work that might continue into next week. The Wyoming Department of Transportation already has … Continue reading

Demolition Begins at Duke University West Union – VIDEO

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – Structural demolition of the West Union Building began this week as construction crews started the process of removing the core of the nearly 100-year old building. Heavy construction machinery tore into exterior walls on Feb. 25, the latest phase of work as Duke moves toward an anticipated project completion date of January 2016. When finished, the … Continue reading

Beachfront hotel “tripped” – VIDEO


FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – A beachfront hotel came down quickly and without warning Wednesday, but the demolition of the old Howard Johnson hotel gave drivers along State Road A1A and spectators quite a scare. Dianne Bolduc said she was shaking after watching the demolition. “It was incredible, but it happened so fast,” she said. “(There was) no announcement and they … Continue reading

Steel Mill Demolition Underway


MINGO JUNCTION, OHIO – As the once roaring Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel mill enters its fifth year of silence, steelworkers and government officials maintain hope for a restart – even as the facility’s current owner demolishes its older portions. The Mingo facility, the largest of the former Wheeling-Pitt. plants, still contains the modern $115 million electric arc furnace installed in 2004. However, … Continue reading

Metrodome Demolition Begins – VIDEO


MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – It’s a milestone week in the demolition of the Metrodome. You can now see through some of the exterior walls. Crews have knocked out parts of the upper deck on the northeast side. It’s a meticulous process, bringing down a stadium that used to have the nickname ThunderDome. Now, all the decibels are coming from heavy machinery, … Continue reading

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