demolition

AstroTower Demolition

Large Sections Of Coney Island AstroTower Dismantled, Hauled Off

Massive cylinders that were once part of the iconic AstroTower were hauled away on flatbed trucks Saturday morning, after crews partially dismantled the tower amid concerns about its stability.

07/06/2013

The Astrotower at Coney Island is seen on July 2, 2013. (Photo: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Partial Demolition Of Coney Island Astrotower Set To Begin

Part of the iconic Astrotower at Coney Island will have to be demolished, after concerns about the tower’s structural stability prompted a shutdown of several amusements on the Brooklyn peninsula.

07/03/2013

An aerial view of John F. Kennedy Airport. (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Construction Worker Hurt During Demolition Of JFK Runway

A construction worker was slightly injured Sunday as crews demolished an unused departures runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

06/23/2013

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Reports: Fast Food Restaurant From ‘Coming To America’ To Be Razed

The Queens Wendy’s fast food restaurant that stood in as “McDowell’s” in the movie “Coming to America” will soon be torn down, according to published reports.

06/16/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Panel Votes Unanimously To Tear Down Sandy Hook Elementary School

The panel had narrowed a list of choices to renovating or rebuilding on the school site or building a new school on property down the street. Each would cost between about $48 million and $60 million.

05/11/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Meeting Ends With No Decision On Future Of Sandy Hook School

The Newtown, Conn., school that became a slaughterhouse in December has been closed ever since the shooting that killed 20 6- and 7-year-olds and six adults.

05/04/2013

Second Avenue Subway Muck House

Second Avenue Subway ‘Muck Houses’ To Be Torn Down

The “muck houses” of the Second Avenue subway line are finally set to come down.

04/23/2013

A section of an old boardwalk is destroyed by flooding from superstorm Sandy on October 30, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Residents Say Goodbye To Long Beach Boardwalk

Residents of Long Beach, Long Island, on Saturday were given a final chance to say goodbye to the landmark boardwalk before demolition began.

01/05/2013

FILE -- A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Dec.16, 2012. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Many Mass-Shooting Sites Have Been Renovated Or Torn Down

Officials in Newtown, Conn., have yet to reach the point of discussing the long-term future of Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.

12/17/2012

Staten Island Boots

Donated Work Boots And Hard-Working Volunteers Hit The Ground On Staten Island

In the hard-hit borough of Staten Island, the dig-out and clean-up continue, and it was not without some major help Monday.

11/12/2012

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Mount Vernon Mayor, Residents At Odds Over Building Removal

A decaying building in Mount Vernon is testing the patience of residents who want the abandoned wreck removed.

09/17/2012

Construction of One World Trade Center is seen at Ground Zero from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jan 10, 2011 - Photo: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

Work Continues At Ground Zero

The toxic Deutsche Bank building’s demolition is nearing completion and construction of One World Trade Center is moving along.

01/10/2011

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