Demolition of the Kinkead state office building at 505 East King Street in Carson City, NV
Las Vegas Demolition and Environmental Services, LLC.® is tasked with the long-sought demolition of the Kinkead Office Building at last.
The East King Street building was described by Mike Meizel, former head of the state Buildings and Grounds Division, as the worst building the state ever built. He tried more than once to have it condemned.
It was vacant for a decade since it was shuttered amid fears an earthquake might do the job for the state. The recession and budget cuts delayed the buildings demolition. Now, according to Deputy Administrator for Public Works Chris Chimits, “its floors are sagging badly and the core structure of the building is failing.”
Before the demolition of the Kinkead office located at 505 East King Street in Carson City
Kinkead was built in 1975 and, within a couple of months, the floors started tilting, windows leaking and concrete chunks in the building’s core started breaking loose.
A number of current and former state employees who once suffered through having office space in Kinkead have said they favor implosion, the method of choice for demolishing old resorts on the Las Vegas Strip. Some of them, including former Health and Human Services director, now Governor’s Chief of Staff Mike Willden, have said they would gladly buy tickets in a raffle to see who gets to push the plunger.
The building was used by the police and fire agencies to conduct emergency training inside in the 10 years it’s been waiting for funding to demo it.
Unfortunatly the former workers who would’ve loved to see the building imploded didn’t get their wish to watch it go out with a bang. The did get to see it brought down piece by piece by our heavy equipment.
Read the full article here: https://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/local/carson-city-kinkead-building-finally-on-list-for-demolition/.
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