Crews began the daunting task for demolishing the remnants of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse on May 15. The collapse happened in Oct. 2019, killing three workers. The bodies of two of them, Quinnyon Wimberly and Jose Ponce Arreola, are still trapped inside the collapse site.
1 of 16
A welder removes a piece of one of the cranes in preparation of the demolition of the main Hard Rock Hotel collapse site in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The crane was impaled into N. Rampart Street after the two cranes were dynamited last year. The cranes were leaning and would have liked fallen on their own if not dynamited / imploded. Workers Anthony Bubba Magrette, Jose Ponce Arreola, and Quinnyon Q Wimberly, lost their lives in the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel construction site on October 12, 2019. The bodies of Arreola and Wimberly have yet to be recovered from the collapse site. Photo by Matthew Hinton