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demolition

A destruction and removal of some or all of an existing structure. The process of demolishing something is usually shortened to the verb demo,as in,“We're going to demo that space next week to prepare it for the next tenant.”A demolition usually requires a permit from the same local government agency that issues construction permits.

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5 million to buy and demolish 17 homes on Bonnet Lane in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County, that also were severely damaged by Hurricane Floyd.
Umer issued a decree Monday night to the Ministry of Information to demolish all statues in Afghanistan, declaring statues, including even ancient Buddhas, as insulting to Islam.
Lahore Division Commissioner Abdullah Khan Sumbal summoned a meeting of the DCO and heads of departments concerned last week to review the strategy to vacate or demolish dangerous buildings with an aim to avoid any untoward incident during the current Monsoon season.
The municipal authorities installed stickers on the violating constructions and wrote the warning letters with paints on the violating constructions to make their owners fix their status or demolish these constructions themselves as officially they were considered illegal constructions.
A spokesman for Newcastle City Council said: "We're pleased the owner of this site has issued instructions to demolish a building that has been a matter of concern for some time.
The Valley Village Homeowners Residents Association is also calling for a temporary stop to all evictions until the city attorney can close loopholes that allow landlords to evict residents before getting city approval to demolish and develop new condos.
At the heart of the record investment is a pounds 254m pot of money to refurbish, modernise and rebuild schools, as well as demolish temporary classrooms - some dating back to World War II - as well as the cost of preparing sites for sale.
In practical terms, they decided go ahead and demolish around 100 properties (or four streets) in the next two years, while promising to refurbish the rest of the area, 'subject to further public consultation'.
As controlled demolition--using a high-reach hydraulic excavator fitted with a variety of attachments to carefully demolish a building--gains popularity in North America, so does the importance of having the appropriate battery of attachments to perform a variety of tasks common to many demolition sites.
Then, in the 1960s and early '70s, manic civil engineers and perverse planners decided to demolish a great deal of the centre to make way for free-flowing traffic.
280B prohibits a deduction for the owner or lessee of a structure for the cost incurred to demolish or raze such structure.
Palmer has accused the defendants of illegally denying him a permit to demolish a structure at 840 Cesar E.