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UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Tacoma landmark church to be demolished

The Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Tacoma is slated for demolition because it is too dangerous to occupy and needs millions of dollars in repairs, the News-Tribune reported.


The Dirt: Spokane Community College building $5 million transit center

A bigger, relocated transit center is coming to the campus of Spokane Community College, according to permits issued by the city.


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 11:09 a.m.

Gonzaga plans to demolish four houses recently vacated by the university

Gonzaga University is demolishing four houses on campus, and the land will be turned into open space, according to permit data at the city.


Crews begin tearing down Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct

Crews have begun tearing down Seattle’s double-decker Alaskan Way Viaduct.


Work to demolish Hanford plutonium plant could resume next week

Work to demolish a former nuclear weapons production plant in Washington state could resume next week, nearly nine months after a spread of radioactive contamination forced a shutdown.


Spokane may have to pay $330,000 to demolish burned out Hillyard building that likely has asbestos

The building’s owner, Ivan Kriger, has not submitted plans to comply with a building official’s order that the property at 3011 E. Wellesley Ave. be torn down following a November …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018

Riverfront Park Imax demolition ‘like a big dinosaur eating the building’

The giant, mechanical jaw of a yellow excavator went right for the “I” in “IMAX” Monday afternoon, marking the start of a slow death for the 40-year-old theater in Spokane’s …


Work delayed at Hanford project over worker safety

A major demolition project on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was halted for two days this week after air monitors worn by several workers showed they might have inhaled radioactive particles.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 1:02 p.m.

Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 7:27 a.m.

Historic downtown Spokane building set for demolition, but adjacent historic structure will be rehabilitated

The 110-year-old McClintock-Trunkey building, 119 South Stevens, was constructed in 1907 and housed an early grocery wholesale distributor.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 10:59 a.m.

Washington’s Alaskan Way Viaduct slated for 2019 demolition

Demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Washington is slated for 2019.


UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Bans on Browne’s Addition demolition, moving billboards continue with City Council approval

The Spokane City Council extended two moratoriums following public testimony Monday night, both of which seek to protect historic neighborhoods.


UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Spokane City Council halts demolition in Browne’s Addition, limits billboards in Hillyard

A pair of moratoriums proposed by City Councilwomen Lori Kinnear and Amber Waldref received unanimous support Monday night. For six months, no more demo permits will be issued in the …


Demolition begins on Hanford plutonium plant

The demolition of a major plutonium plant at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state is underway.


SR 520 bridge demolition investigation sought

A group of neighbors near the old State Route 520 bridge are asking for federal intervention before the floating bridge is completely demolished.


Howard Street bridge demolition in Riverfront Park to start in late summer

The Spokane Park Board voted Thursday to approve a bid of $4.7 million to reconstruct the Howard Street Bridge South.


Officials to order demolition of old Seattle Times office

City officials are expected to issue a demolition permit for the old Seattle Times building next week after complaints due to squatters and fires.


Movie review: Grief gets weird in Vallee’s ‘Demolition’

What if a young man who just lost his young wife in a car accident experienced none of the stages of grief? What if he felt nothing? What if he, …


Residents have mixed feelings for Browne’s tear down plan

The owner of two historic residential buildings in Browne’s Addition wants to tear out the structures to make room for a three-story apartment house with modern design. Last week, the …


Two houses to undertake archaeological study before demolition

The owners of two old houses that were long ago converted to apartments are going to undertake an archaeological study of the properties in Browne’s Addition before the city of …


Board votes to demolish historic N. Idaho school

WORLEY, Idaho — School board officials in North Idaho have agreed to settle the fate of a historic school with a wrecking ball.


Demolition of old YMCA set to begin this month

The former downtown YMCA will begin to fall this month after more than five years of debate on the building’s fate. The Spokane Park Board this week approved a $574,700 …


Smokestack fall an Internet hit

A Coeur d’Alene demolition company that once was featured in a TLC series is again in the spotlight, as videos of a dramatic demolition debacle circle the Internet and news …


More buildings in freeway’s path set for removal

While construction work continues on the North Spokane Corridor north of Francis Avenue, more vacant homes will be torn down this fall in central Spokane to make room for freeway …


Chips off old block

Demolition began this week in the historic Opportunity block on the southwest corner of Sprague Avenue and Pines Road. Several old, run-down buildings on the corner are coming down to …


Where Some See Void, Others See Future Unobstructed Demise Of Smokestacks Invokes Different Reactions From Silver Valley Residents

One day after thousands of onlookers had gathered to watch monuments to this valley’s mining legacy crumble, life definitely seemed different. “We drove home in the dark last night, and …


Some Mourn Loss Of Landmarks

The money was pretty good, and there was a sense of adventure to the job. But the best part? Well, the best part was the watermelons.