Demolition of Building 123 begins
Bill Falls photo

Building 123 demolition

Resident hawk in Building 123, early morning March 30 - photo by Kim Smith
Resident hawk in Building 123, early morning March 30 – photo by Kim Smith (click for larger view)

Building 123 is now history.

Just after noon Wednesday, March 27, 2024, demolition work began on Building 123, the huge skeleton of a building on the north side of Hunters Point Shipyard.

Built in 1943 as a naval ship battery service and storage facility, it stood empty for decades, a habitat for wildlife and beloved by artists in nearby studio buildings. It could not be saved for other uses because of the contaminants in the building and in the soil under it.

More about Building 123

Updates below are in reverse chronological order

Video by Stacey M. Carter as seen from Building 101

May 2, 2024: the final wall comes down!

Close-up video by Sharon Beals

Day 10: April 9, 2024 demolition highlights video

Video by Sharon Beals

Day 8: April 5, 2024 after the rain

Day 4: April 1, 2024: The front of the building is gone!

Day 3: March 29, 2024: Demolition and debris removal

Video by Sharon Beals

Time-lapse fun: watch 4+ hours pass in 9 seconds

Day 2, March 28, 2024: On to the front of the main structure

Video by Sharon Beals
Building 123 demolition photo, March 28

Day 1, March 27, 2024: Beginning of the demolition

Video by Bill Falls
Video by Sharon Beals