Project Portfolios

KYW Demolition – Philadelphia, PA

Duration – 6 Months
Client – Intech Construction
Category – Museum


JPC Group, Inc. was contracted to perform the environmental remediation and the complete demolition of the former five story KYW Channel 3 Building located at 5 th and Market Streets in Philadelphia, PA. Work included the abatement of asbestos followed by a “curtain” style demolition where the building was brought down inside of itself, floor by floor. Many challenges arose as the building was located next to Independence Hall, in the center of the city’s major tourist area, and in the height of the tourist season. Every safety precaution was carefully monitored. Also complicating the job was a public subway system beneath and next to the work area, a large commercial building abutting the project, and restriction for both safety and collaboration with surrounding businesses.

  • Top floors demolished by hand and small machines

  • Over 5,500 tons of masonry and debris removed

  • Total building area of over 78,000 SF

  • No room for lay down areas required using the interior of the building for staging

  • Rigorous schedule with constant adjustments