After delays, new date set for Berkman II implosion

Berkman II (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After multiple delays, a new date has been picked for the implosion of Berkman II.

News4Jax learned Tuesday the planned implosion of the eyesore is now set for Monday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m.

The developer said earlier this month the delay came because of safety and other concerns. It was the second time the implosion of the building on the Northbank has been delayed in recent weeks.

Berkman II has been half-finished since 2007, when the parking garage collapsed while under construction killing construction worker Willie Edwards III, 26, and injuring 23 others.

The demolition will cost more than $2 million and is being paid by the developer. It’s proven to be more expensive than originally thought because they had to change the process several times.

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