Detroit tears down dangerous former windshield repair shop - New York News

Detroit tears down dangerous former windshield repair shop

Posted: Updated:
Heavy equipment tears down a former windshield repair shop in Detroit on Thursday.  (Credit: MyFox Detroit) Heavy equipment tears down a former windshield repair shop in Detroit on Thursday. (Credit: MyFox Detroit)
DETROIT (MyFox Detroit) -

A dangerous building in Detroit that used to house a windshield repair shop came crashing down Thursday after the Fox 2 Problem Solvers went to work.

To Lynn Keezer and so many who walk a busy stretch of Grand River near Steel in Detroit, the sound of construction was "awesome".

Keezer runs the auto repair shop next door to where a building with a hole in it used to stand.  It was left leaning for months after a car crash back in May.  Old glass windshields on the top floor were teetering dangerously close to the edge.

Keezer called Fox 2 and in less than a week the building was torn down.

"DMC Construction is the best in the world.  They walked me through the process, made sure everybody was safe during the demo, and it's awesome," she said.  "All the danger is gone.  The windshields just came down, which was an awesome sight.  Now nobody will get hurt."

The building was owned by the City of Detroit.  Orange barrels didn't stop people from walking too close to it.  Keezer worried someone would get seriously hurt or even killed, but she doesn't have to worry about that anymore.

"Thank you Fox 2.  Thanks Ron Savage.  Thank you all because now one hazard is gone from the city."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Times Square, 1 WTC go gold for childhood cancer awareness

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:20:23 GMT
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
  • Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-09-03 02:00:24 GMT
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a...
    An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi say the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation.
  • Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Deadly crash in Lincoln Tunnel

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-09-03 00:15:54 GMT

    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.


    Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel.  Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.



Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices