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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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Al-Maqdisi Institute reported that between the years 2000 and 2014, the Israeli authorities demolished around 1,342 buildings in East Jerusalem (the areas annexed by Israel in 1967), which has resulted in the displacement of approximately 5,760 people.
There is no electricity because they demolished the neighbor's house and the power network.
On the second day of the operation around 60% of the illegal structures in the sector I-11/1 and 40% of the slums in the sector I-11/4 have been erased as around 500 structures in the illegal slums have been demolished.
Such buildings that were not demolished by the owners so far, would be demolished by the CDGL and all expenses would be collected from the owners.
The property was bought by the Welsh Government in April so that it can be demolished, at the wish of April's family - a plan supported by the community.
Today, with a new Anfield set to emerge in the coming months and years, we give many readers from outside the area a last chance to look at parts of the old Anfield HAYFIELD STREET: Houses on the right-hand side have been refurbished, while the left hand side is to be demolished WALTON BRECK ROAD: At the Kop end of the Anfield stadium - which is set to be revamped and regenerated BALTIC STREET: Which has already mostly been demolished
A total of 761 illegal properties ( identified this year) have been demolished and action will be taken on the remaining properties soon," NDMC director of PR and information Y.
The structures were demolished under the pretext that they were built without permits, he added.
Wrexham council's executive board will consider a recommendation to extend the date after which Plas Madoc Leisure Centre will be demolished, to October 1 this year.
381 illegally built buildings have been demolished in Osh in 2013 in accordance with the plan of the government of the city, the press service of the City Council of Osh reported on December 20.
Despite the difficult situation for the members of my family, today and yesterday I demolished the house that I lived in for 13 years as a result of the decision of the occupation's municipal court," Ameira said.
Residents whose houses were demolished two days ago accompanied him.