Category: Implosion

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D.H. Griffin brings down 12-story building

The First Pasadena State Bank Building, a 12-story building in the heart of Pasadena, Texas, was imploded July 21, KHOU 11 reports. D.H. Griffin, Greensboro, North Carolina, was the demolition contractor on the job....

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CDI implodes downtown Dallas building

The 11-story Reserve Loan Life Building in downtown Dallas was imploded June 29. The building, which was built in the 1940s, was demoed to make way for a First Baptist Dallas expansion project. First...

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Bulldozing a Modernist Landmark

If a man’s home is his castle, why can’t he tear it down? The new owner of a Frank Lloyd Wright cottage in Glencoe, Ill., has posed that question in the most acute way...

Top 10 demolition contractors 2019

Top 10 demolition contractors 2019

In 2019, demolition and recylcling companies around the world saw a combined turnover of US$6.4 billion – over US$1 billion higher than in 2015. And with the nuclear and oil and gas well-decommissioning services...

Contractor bribes Cleveland demolition official

Contractor bribes Cleveland demolition official

A North Royalton, Ohio, contractor pleaded guilty June 17 to bribing a Cleveland demolition official, Cleveland.com reports. Martin Fano, owner of ABC Construction, paid Cleveland’s former Demolition Bureau Chief Rufus Taylor $460 in bribes...

Exterior demolition begins on Detroit arena

Exterior demolition begins on Detroit arena

Exterior demolition work has commenced on Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena, mlive.com reports. This arena has served as home to the Detroit Red Wings, as well as numerous concerts, entertainment and wrestling events since it opened in...

Columbine High School demolition proposed in Colorado

Columbine High School demolition proposed in Colorado

A “macabre” subculture of “Columbiners” is drawn to the school every year, administrators say. DENVER, June 7 (UPI) — Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting that killed 13, administrators are suggesting tearing...