contract worth $660,000 has been granted for the demolition
of the interior of Salvatori Building on Independence Square,
Calder Hart, chairman of the Urban Development Company of
T&T, yesterday said the contract has been awarded to demolition
expert Thanu Mungal to take apart the building
from the inside starting at the top.
Mungal said his workmen will be treating with walls, ceilings
are trying to take apart the building from the top down to
the third floor and then well see if we have enough
room to use explosives to bring the last three stories down,
Hart said yesterday.
Demolition work on the building started last week Saturday.
He said the project management contract has been awarded to
Genivar Trinidad, which is based in Canada. Hart said Genivar
has a working relationship with the local company ADB Consultants.
largely cleaning it out, then work will continue for another
three months, Hart said.
He said once the building is taken down work will continue
for about another three months.
we take it down, well do a request for proposals (RFP)
to get the local industry involved, Hart said.
He said the original design concept includes three storeys
of mall space, about four storeys of parking space and offices
will set the stage for the design, Hart said.