Building bites the dust
by TP staff
Dec 19, 2012 | 4011 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Building demolished
Bricks tumble to the ground as the front wall of the building on the northeast corner of 11th Street and Holly Drive is torn down Tuesday, Dec. 18.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Work to tear down the old Levand building on the northeast corner of 11th Street and Holly Drive was wrapping up Wednesday, Dec. 19, according to city code enforcement officer Ana Contreras.

Demolition of the structure, which was declared unsafe for occupancy, began Tuesday, Dec. 18, and shut down lanes of 11th Street and Holly Drive both days.

Contreras said the demolition crew needed to change its approach when the walls closest to Holly Drive and 11th Street showed potential instability late Tuesday. In response, the crews devised a tactic to stabilize the remaining walls while pushing them toward what used to be the center of the building.

Streets are still expected to be closed Thursday, Dec. 20, and cleanup of the demolished structure erected in 1914 is expected to continue for several days.

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December 20, 2012
Glenn, great photos of an interesting subject - I like the way you included the Tracy Inn sign.

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