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"We have extensive experience in demolition in cramped urban settings, which requires specialized knowledge and expertise in public safety when working close to adjacent properties," said Terry Anderson, Wrecking Corp executive VP. "In the case of 1000 Connecticut, we are working at an intersection where there is especially heavy foot and vehicle traffic, and the challenge is to get the building down safely and with minimal disruption to the activities of the area."
The project involves razing 400,000 square feet of concrete structure to sidewalk elevation and is expected to be completed in 2008. Prior to the actual demolition, there is a substantial amount of asbestos removal to be conducted.
About Wrecking Corporation of America
Wrecking Corporation of America took down its first downtown DC building 30 years ago. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, Wrecking Corp. has worked on hundreds of high-profile projects downtown and in the surrounding metropolitan areas, including 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue and the former Washington Convention Center. Wrecking Corp. specializes in the challenges of demolition and excavation on high-profile commercial projects and cramped urban sites as well as sprawling multi-building complexes. For more information, visit the Wrecking Corp. web site at www.wreckingcorp.com or call 703.823.3850.
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