There was a time when the popular preference for doing away with Candlestick Park was for a spectacular implosion, much like has been done with other stadiums with the signature moment captured in videos and photos.
Part of the old Bay Bridge may be brought down with explosives.
After preliminary work to tear out seats and other items, crews have begun the heavy work of tearing down Candlestick Park, longtime home of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers.
The plan to demolishing Candlestick Park and build new development on the site is running into increased opposition.
Some people in San Francisco’s Bayview District are worried about potential health effects from the tear down of Candlestick Park.
Starting this week, the new Bay Bridge bike path will be closing periodically as crews continue to tear down the old span, but cyclists are willing to put up with it since the work is extending the trail to Yerba Buena Island.
Firefighters responded to debris falling from a building scheduled for demolition in San Francisco’s Financial District Monday morning, a fire dispatcher said.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will meet with Khofi Bonner, the executive vice president of Lennar Urban, next week to discuss the demolition of Candlestick Park.
COMMENTARY: Please forgive me if I don’t get too sentimental about the last event ever at Candlestick Park. Oh sure, there have been plenty of memorable moments in that old dump, but let me counterbalance all the nostalgia with a few not-so-warm memories.
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