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Whitesboro Street Demolition

What was once was Gold's Gym is slowly being demolished.

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 6:00 PM
Updated: Dec 1, 2017 6:16 PM

UTICA- On Friday afternoon, another layer of the Gold’s Gym on Whitesboro Street was demolished. The demolition began three weeks ago and today the City of Utica is one day closer to eliminating the unstable structure for good.


According to Utica’s Deputy Engineer Michael Mahoney, the project has been taking longer than expected due to the amount of handwork involved.

“It’s tough they literally have been taking down the wall piece by piece,” said Mahoney. “There is also a lot of steel in there that they have had to cut and then lower down.”

The Utica Fire Department was called to the building back in October for the structure being unstable. Shortly after, The City of Utica deemed the structure unsafe.

“The roof started to go, then the base started to lean out into the street we knew it had to go” said Mahoney.

Officials say they had to take down the building from the back due to the powerlines on the street side. A local private contractor is in charge of all of the demolition work.

“We hope to have this project wrapped up within the next four to six weeks, it has been a fun project so far,” said Mahoney.

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