12-story apartment building to be demolished in Hollywood

Demolition gives way for high rises as part of Hollywood Circle project

By Carlos Suarez - Anchor/Reporter

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - The Town House Apartments will be demolished Saturday. The 12-story building will give way to high rises as part of the Hollywood Circle project.

The demolition will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and it will affect traffic.

"The building is going to be pulled down," said Charles Abele of the Hollywood Circle project. "Instead of using explosives, we have weakened the building by installing temporary columns."

The lack of explosives does not mean it will not cause some problems for the area. The city is warning residents to stay indoors and close their windows because of the dust.

"Gravity is the energy that takes it down," said Abele.

Drivers will be re-routed around Young Circle during the demolition.

U.S. 1 going north will detour onto Harrison Street and drivers heading south on U.S. 1 will be diverted onto Taylor Street. The closures take place from 9:30- 10:30 a.m.

The Hollywood Circle project will feature two high rises along Young Circle. The bigger of the two projects will include 397 rental apartments, a restaurant and retail shops.

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