Despite difficulties regarding the arena site’s redevelopment, the City of Detroit is demolishing Joe Louis Arena this summer, and WWJ Newsradio 950 posted a video and article which chronicle the exterior demolition of the facility:
It’s a long and gradual goodbye as the gradual teardown of Joe Louis Arena continues in Detroit.
Video shot by WWJ Newsradio 950’s Charlie Langton on Monday shows progress made since last week when a deconstrtuction crew began removing the stadium’s exterior metal panels piece by piece. That process alone — which will leave the roof, the roof trusses and steel columns exposed, along with the lower bowl of the arena — is expected to take a couple of months.
Meanwhile, another crew continues to work on demolishing the building’s interior from the inside out.
The demolition, which will run the city $10 million, is set to be completed by the end of the year or early 2020.