The Pennsylvanian township of Upper Salford is auctioning off a 35-year-old wooden bridge to the highest bidder through an online forum, the latest creative solution for cash-strapped local governments seeking to clean up expensive local problems.
Nov 9, 2010 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing recently delivered his first "state of the city" speech since taking office, and included a broad list of proposals that could bring about a widespread revisioning of the struggling city.
Mar 25, 2010 The Detroit News
The city of Detroit has enough money to tear down between one-quarter and one-third of the city's 10,000 abandoned houses.
Feb 25, 2010 The Detroit Free Press
<em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> reports on the first demolition of a historic building on the Walter Gropius-designed Michael Reese hospital campus in Chicago, the proposed site of now-ditched plans for an Olympic Village.
Nov 3, 2009 The Architect's Newspaper
An elevated section of 1-84 cut right through downtown Hartford. As repair plans are put in place, citizens are calling for the stretch of highway to be torn down instead.
Jun 24, 2009 SF.STREETSBLOG.org
Concern: Ames Shovel Shops might be demolished.
Jun 7, 2009 The Boston Globe
A stalled housing development in a Los Angeles exurb meets the wrecking ball as completing the development became too unaffordable.
May 6, 2009 Los Angeles Times
The high costs of preservation and the current economic downturn have pushed the Chicago archdiocese to request a demolition permit for a historic church. But preservationists are pushing back.
Dec 19, 2008 Chicago Tribune
In post-Katrina New Orleans, a fine line exists between razing potentially deadly structures, and harnessing a zeal for wholesale redevelopment.
Oct 7, 2008 New Orleans City Business
<p>As foreclosures increase throughout the country, more cities are looking to solve the problem of abandoned and dilapidated houses with demolition.</p>
Jul 16, 2008 The Economist