Hard Rock demolition

Hard Rock Hotel collapse
Kenny Kuhn - WWL
Chris Miller
June 16, 2020 - 11:04 am
This week, demolition contractors are working to prepare the Hard Rock site for the next phase of demolishing what would have been the city's newest hotel.
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Hard Rock Hotel delay sparks new protest
Thomas Perumean
Thomas Perumean
May 21, 2020 - 9:28 pm
Big toys on the way to knock down Hard Rock
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Hard Rock Hotel collapse
Kenny Kuhn - WWL
Thomas Perumean
February 29, 2020 - 12:05 pm
Mayor's promise to blow up structure in mid-March will not be kept
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Bringing down the house
Thomas Perumean
Chris Miller
January 06, 2020 - 5:22 pm
The public relations firm for the developer that was building the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans says an injunction has been issued preventing any work to tear down the collapsed site. WWL-TV reports the demolition process will have to be agreed upon by all parties involved, then a judge...
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Bringing down the house
Thomas Perumean
Thomas Perumean
December 13, 2019 - 11:16 am
It took years to get approved, months to buildm and moments to throw New Orleans into chaos. The collapsed Hard Rock Hotel structure will remain an eyesore on the city's skyline at least until Summer 2020. Fire Superintendent Timothy McConnell says Thursday the first job is shore up the collapsed...
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Thomas Perumean
Thomas Perumean
November 15, 2019 - 6:30 am
The lives of two construction workers were lost on one month ago. Since then recovery efforts have been unsuccessful at bringing the bodies out of the rubble of the collapsed structure. Mayor LaToya Cantrell has said recovery would recommence after the building is down. A death investigator told...
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Thomas Perumean
November 07, 2019 - 5:55 am
With a contract in hand from the developers, Mayor LaToya Cantrell can move forward demolition. She wants the compromised Hard Rock Hotel structure brought down as quickly as possible and says the use of explosives is possible. It it the best idea? We talked with Structural Engineer Kerwin Julien...
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Thomas Perumean
October 22, 2019 - 7:08 am
A lawsuit filed against the builder of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel is seeking damages on behalf of the employees of the damaged Saenger Theatre. The plaintiff in the case is a part time employee. "You have workers who are working in businesses in the areas that were closed off," attorney Mark...
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Jim Hanzo
October 20, 2019 - 7:45 pm
Officials now say the evacuation zone has decreased following the implosion of the cranes at the Hard Rock site According to authorities with the City of New Orleans, if you are not in the red zone it is safe to return. However if you are still in the red zone of the map, the evacuation order...
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