“At 11:20 pm last night, my husband and I heard the sound of heavy scraping, metal on concrete,” reports a neighbor of the recently sold teardown at 2530 Maroneal in Old Braeswood. “It is an odd sound to hear at that time of night. It was at least 8 hours too early for trash pick-up, and it went on for a long time. After about five minutes of listening to this my curiosity and frustration drove me to get out of bed, robe up, grab my eye glasses and see what I could see. The back of my property was dark but that’s where the noise was coming from. We called the police. By the time we finished giving the police our information, the sound shifted to that of a large truck driving away. I’d guess whatever they were doing back there took about 15 minutes to execute.”
Morning light revealed 2 new neighbors: the Dumpster pictured above and this machine:
Demolition began around noonish today. The neighbor wants to know: Is this sort of overnight demolition jumpstart typical — or even allowed?
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