Florence's Trust building reduced to rubble as demolition continues

A few columns are all that stand as demolition of the Trust building continues. (Source: Ken Baker)
A few columns are all that stand as demolition of the Trust building continues. (Source: Ken Baker)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The Trust building in Florence has been reduced to little more than a pile of rubble to make way for a new Francis Marion University building.

Demolition of Florence's first skyscraper began on Monday, June 23. In order to do the demolition, the light poles at the intersection of West Evans and Irby Street had be removed, according to Jason Wofford with Wofford Demolition. He plans to put them back up in two weeks, at which time the roads will open back up.

The final columns of the trust building are still standing, but they will be torn down by the end of the week. After that, the demolition company will remove concrete from the basement and fill it with dirt.

Wofford plans to be completely finished with the demolition within two weeks.

The city is spending approximately $560,000 to bring the building down. The lot will become home to the FMU Health and Sciences Building.

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