Old Taylor & Vadney building demolished in Rotterdam

A 2017 fire damaged the structure
Crews work do demolish the structure Tuesday
Crews work do demolish the structure Tuesday

ROTTERDAM — More than a year after a fire damaged the old Taylor & Vadney Sporting Goods building and left a gaping hole in its roof, crews on Tuesday worked to demolish it.

They began with the rear of the building, tearing off sections and exposing the former second-story apartments as another worker hosed down the debris. It was unclear when work would be complete.

Images: Photos of the November 2017 fire

The building has been vacant since the Nov. 4, 2017 fire that tore through it. Flames shot through the roof of the building and the hole remained visible in the months since as the structure sat idle.

Merchandise remained in the building after the fire and became the target of burglars, police later said. Three were arrested in March 2018, accused of breaking in and taking ammunition, BB guns, crossbows and knives valued at about $1,500.


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