Final demolition of Joe Louis Arena delayed until June

Video shows Joe Louis Arena demolition stage on Jan. 15, 2020
Video shows Joe Louis Arena demolition stage on Jan. 15, 2020

DETROIT – The final steps in the demolition of the Joe Louis Arena have been delayed and now it’s expected to be torn down by June instead of March.

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A power line has to be switched from Detroit’s grid to DTE Energy’s. Crews are also waiting for special equipment to arrive from the west coast to tear down what’s left of the arena.

Only minor work has been done at the site while crews wait. There is not much left to the structure other than the skeleton.

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