12 November 2019 News articles: High-End Builder Finds Robotic Solution for Historic Demolition Project
Belvedere’s Lava House, an unfinished and abandoned mansion with amazing views of San Francisco Bay and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, was an irresistible draw for teenagers, thrill seekers and, more recently, social media users looking for an Instagram-worthy shot. Decades after a landslide halted construction, though, deteriorating concrete and limited site access for emergency responders increased concerns for public safety. This prompted the property’s trustees to demolish the iconic structures and stabilize the cliff face in 2018. Jamba Construction, the appointed contractor, turned to Brokk remote-controlled demolition machines to meet the challenges presented by the steep, waterfront site.