Restoring Science: Arecibo Observatory Emergency Demolition by D.H. Griffin

D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company was the selected contractor for emergency demolition work on the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico for the National Science Foundation. In December of 2020, the 900 ton platform fell over 450 feet causing significant damage to both the 1,000 foot wide dish and the supporting towers. DHG was tasked with removing all damaged portions and cleaning up the debris from this iconic facility so that scientific research can resume as soon as possible. The project area was so large, the clean-up progress could be seen from space!

D.H. Griffin is the country’s leader in complex, emergency response demolition. They have successfully partnered with government entities at the local state and federal level, as well as public and private companies to provide turnkey response when their facilities experience events like fire, explosion, natural disaster, or construction accidents. Contact them today to learn more about how we can work together when disaster strikes.