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Breaking News – Manhattan rocked by building collapse…

One person seriously injured as building collapses in NYC. A building under demolition partially collapsed yesterday on the West Side of Manhattan, injuring a construction worker. It happened at about 2:35 p.m. at a 4-story garage at 622 West 57th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues. Fire department spokesman Brian Norton says the worker rode […]

Facing the fireman’s axe…

Pair of fire stations face demolition as part of modernisation. Plans to demolish and replace two West Midlands fire stations – one of which is Grade II listed – are being considered by the authority. The futures of Aston and Coventry stations will be discussed by West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority (WMFRA) on Monday. […]

Video – Crane completes Clarion take-down…

Stubborn lift shaft succumbs…at last. The elevator shaft of the Clarion Hotel and Casino that defiantly remained standing after an overnight implosion came down Tuesday afternoon. A spokesperson for the Controlled Demolition Inc., which was contracted for the project, said there was a chance the stout elevator shaft might “stall” during the implosion. The company […]

Coleman & Company get app happy…

Leading UK contractor takes health and safety into the paperless age. Fresh off the back of its development of a highly innovative remote controlled demolition robot, Coleman & Company has turned its attention to the field of mobile device app development. Suitable for both Apple iOS and Android platforms, the development concentrates on transforming the […]

Mystery bridge dismantler unabashed…

Man responsible for mysterious bridge dismantling comes clean; shows zero remorse. The mystery man responsible for dismantling the Monon Bridge over the Grand Calumet River without permits said he personally declared the structure abandoned and was doing officials a favor by tearing it down. “I myself state that this property is abandoned,” Kenneth Morrison of […]

One of our bridges is missing…

Indiana officials left to ponder who dismantled their bridge. It’s a sure sign that scrap metal theft has reached epic proportions when city officials receive word that one of their bridges is being systematically dismantled under their very noses. The city of Hammond, Indiana is currently investigating the gradual disappearance of the Monon Bridge over […]

Comment – Recessionary fallout shows no signs of abating…

The UK recession might be officially over, but the demolition victims continue to stack up. I vividly remember reading a headline that said the tragic events of 9/11 would continue to claim – for years and even decades to come – the lives of New Yorkers that had ingested asbestos and other carcinogens released by […]

Video – Xerox building falls…

Sunday morning blast fells famed Dallas tower. A 15-storey office building along Dallas’ Central Expressway was reduced to a pile of twisted steel and debris yesterday morning. The former Xerox building was imploded by demolition experts shortly after 8 a.m. to make way for a new retail shopping centre just north of Haskell Avenue.

Birmingham icon faces the chop…

Demolition plans focus on one of city’s tallest buildings. Developers are hoping to start work demolishing one of the tallest city centre tower blocks in Birmingham in March, planning to replace it with a brand new building. The 1970s building, 103 Colmore Row, was once occupied by NatWest but has been empty since 2003. New […]

Dykon expects chilly reception…

Explosives crew standing by to blast river ice. If a 1-mile-long ice jam on the Platte River doesn’t start moving downstream, officials plan to use explosives to blast it loose early Thursday, said John Winkler, general manager of the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District. “This ice jam has been stubborn. It hasn’t moved one iota,” […]

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