Volume 22, Number 26 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | November 6 - 12, 2009
Deutsche demo underway
The demolition of the former Deutsche Bank building began in earnest Wednesday, as crews started knocking down the top of the 26-story tower. The Lower Manhattan Development Corp., which owns the building, has not predicted when the demolition will finish, but it will likely take until at least mid-spring.
Demolition work on the 9/11-damaged building stopped Aug. 18, 2007, when two firefighters were killed battling a blaze there. In the interim, officials have been working on developing a safer demolition plan and have cleaned the building of potentially toxic material.