Demolition of Detroit’s old Mumford High School is well under way.
Southwest Detroit residents stood out in the rain to watch as four apartment buildings deemed dangerous are demolished.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says the city plans to tear down 1,500 dangerous and abandoned structures by the end of September.
A man who claims ownership of one of Detroit’s most widely-known industrial ruins says he plans to demolish most or all of what remains of the sprawling facility.
It’s the end of the line for another abandoned old building in Highland Park.
About one thousand former students gathered in front of the ruins of Cass Tech High School for a final good-bye.
Authorities say a piece of construction equipment fell over as crews worked to demolish the riverfront landmark.
Past grads are returning to remember, take pictures, and talk about their experience at the old Cass Tech High School.
Excavators and bulldozers are expected to return soon as part of Mayor Dave Bing’s plan to rid the city of 3,000 blighted and dangerous houses in one year. The goal is to have that many of the homes leveled by the end of April.
Demolition crews are tearing down the first batch of about 20 houses gutted by fires that raged earlier this week across parts of Detroit.