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Old CBC Radio building demolition begins

Building on Sackville Street has storied history

The wrecking ball broke through the art-moderne façade of the old CBC Radio building on Sackville Street on Monday.

Demolition began in the morning and carried on throughout the afternoon. A few passersby took a moment to reflect on the passing of an era.

Excavators tore chunk after chunk from the building’s skeletal exterior, as rubble was plowed into a big pit on-site.

5800 Sackville St. housed a car dealership in the 1930s for Nova Scotian businessman Fred C. Manning, and was then home to CBC Nova Scotia from 1944 to 2014.

The CBC sold off the building in 2014, following various cuts in funding. It has since amalgamated its television and radio programming under one roof, at a new building on Chebucto Road.

Developers plan to build condominiums in its place.