Tampa building finally succumbs after repeated demolition attempts.
A building in Tampa that was supposed to be torn down Sunday was finally brought down Tuesday after days of demolition attempts.
The five-story structure was planned to be demolished in a quick, 30-second process by contracting company Barr & Barr, making way for the multi-million dollar “Midtown Tampa” project. The demolition plan was to use excavators attached to cables to essentially pull down the building. But the cables snapped each time and the building remained up for two more days.
On Tuesday, crews tried again and by late morning, a corner of the building finally collapsed.
Early Tuesday evening, their efforts were finally successful.