Apartment building implosion cancelled after asbestos concerns

Medical center officials in Des Moines, Iowa, detected potential asbestos-containing material.

March 17, 2017
CDR Staff
Officials from Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, have canceled an that would have brought down the three apartment buildings on the east side of the property after a material that could be asbestos was discovered, according to a report from the local CBS station KCCI.

The buildings were supposed to be demolished on March 12.

According to the report, crews will instead bring down the buildings through traditional demolition means as a safety precaution to avoid spread of the material.

Abatement work will be performed before the demolition, which is expected to be complete in the summer.