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Demolition of War Memorial Auditorium

Greensboro, N.C.

Project involved the demolition of two structures: the former Norvell Tent Company, a single structure and the multi -story War Memorial Coliseum. The demolition of the auditorium included both selective and mechanical demolition. The 70’ tall concrete and brick auditorium was of bridge truss system/clear span construction. Demolition required surgical separation of auditorium from part of building to remain. Work in close confines to large coliseum adjacent to auditorium.


  • Demolition in tight confines
  • Required surgical separation of part of building to remain
  • Backfilled basements and rough graded to existing contours
  • Demolition of 120’ brick stack over remaining building by hand
City of Greensboro

June-Oct 2015
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