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.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2079749

Reported Deaths: 52866
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27678810296
Queens2737089834
Suffolk1991483377
Nassau1820273160
Bronx1810416525
New York1366004442
Westchester1287032265
Erie881151775
Richmond738571805
Monroe663201067
Orange47777810
Rockland46607955
Onondaga37901671
Dutchess29107443
Albany24385350
Oneida22203505
Niagara19634358
Broome18300356
Saratoga15071166
Ulster13733251
Schenectady12948198
Rensselaer11072140
Putnam1053191
Chautauqua8776140
Chemung7516135
Oswego739790
Ontario728392
Steuben6746143
Sullivan653372
St. Lawrence648096
Cayuga617792
Jefferson588466
Wayne562267
Cattaraugus555987
Genesee5333123
Herkimer5094107
Clinton478433
Madison445888
Livingston433658
Fulton432491
Tompkins422151
Montgomery4188123
Columbia3991101
Cortland372860
Tioga367161
Warren357757
Wyoming349752
Allegany339884
Chenango339276
Otsego339047
Greene335475
Washington307355
Orleans304383
Lewis267634
Franklin251612
Delaware231137
Seneca197756
Schoharie165516
Essex157326
Yates116726
Schuyler102814
Hamilton3072
Unassigned13864
Out of NY0234
Utica
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 41°
Oneonta
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 54°
Herkimer
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 41°
Old Forge
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 41°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve