Travelers Building

Travelers Building

Controlled Demolition Incorporated’s database on the removal of urban structures is the product of the demolition of over a billion square feet of high rise office buildings, hotels and residential structures, worldwide. Hands-on experience and knowledge of regional design/construction practices and materials permits design of the safe, efficient and cost effective demolition and removal of massive buildings in a matter of weeks instead of the months required by more traditional demolition methods.

The 451,000 square foot, 18-story, structural steel Traveler's Insurance Building blocked development of a valuable property in Boston's financial district. Controlled Demolition Incorporated’s team was able to complete asbestos abatement/environmental remediation, prepare the structure for implosion and drop the massive structural steel building just 2 weeks after our client's last employee vacated the premises. Controlled Demolition Incorporated's DREXS (Directional Remote Explosive Severance) System sequentially severed the 4 inch thick flanges of the buildings' support columns to drop the structure without damage to a Boston Fire Department facility just 30 feet away. The 60,000 cubic yards of debris generated by the implosion of this downtown office complex was so well fragmented that it was cleared from the site in just 6 weeks.

"...I feel now, more than ever, that the right decision was made in contracting with Controlled Demolition Incorporated for a total demolition package…this job was an extremely difficult one through the dealings with the unions, the physical constraints, a very compressed time schedule and the high degree of potential liability involved. The effort your employees put into achieving the end result is exemplary…"

Peter J. Stankiewicz, Senior Construction Manager
One Twenty Five High Street Limited Partnership
(Developer)