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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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In East Jerusalem over the same time period, meanwhile, which Israel has illegally annexed, 636 Palestinian homes were demolished, leaving 2,353 homeless (including 1,276 children).
Forces further demolished a room in al-Ashqariya neighborhood in Beit Hanina town, north of Jerusalem, citing the same pretext.
Illegal construction at plot no ST-15 sector 15-B Orangi Town was also demolished by the SBCA's team.
Forces also demolished a poultry slaughterhouse belonging to Issa Srour, a Palestinian from the village, in the village.
LOTHAIR ROAD: Which is to be demolished, pictured here at its junction with Rockfield Road, which itself is being partly demolished and restored
The directorate was taken earlier taken to court for rebuilding 11 other mosques also demolished during last year's unrest and the Cassation Court had ordered work to stop as a municipal permit was not issued.
Head of Wadi Al Maleh Council, Aref Daraghmeh said that Israeli troops raided Al-Hemma area and demolished houses of villagers and shepherds.
Israeli bulldozers, accompanied by soldiers and a civil administrator, razed and demolished about five dunums of agricultural land planted with olive and almond trees, as well as a water well in Al-Majd, a village west of Dura town in the northern West Bank city of Hebron.
Another 4,000 houses are set to be demolished to make way for the construction of a parallel road from the western side of the Grand Mosque.
uk Ray Jones of Dragon Models starts to repair one of the four dogs at the ornamented entrance to the demolished Acton Hall, Wrexham, in December 1988 Rector Barry Smith at the Wrexham grave of Elihu Yale, after whom the world-famous US Yale University was named, pictured in November 1987 Next week.
AS a past pupil of Hawthorn Junior School I am concerned and saddened about the very real possibility of the school being demolished to build a block of flats.
The Lib Dems have been shilly-shallying for years about refurbishing these flats and now when they have no plan, they say these blocks are going to be demolished.