The word of the week is......Demolish
–verb (used with object)
1. to destroy or ruin (a building or other structure), especially on purpose; tear down; raze.
2. to put an end to; destroy; explode: The results of his research demolished many theories.
3. to lay waste to; ruin utterly: The fire demolished the area.
4. Informal . to devour completely: We simply demolished that turkey.
A bit locally appropriate today as we are currently demolishing one of the buildings in our downtown core. Known to the locals as the "Bird Building", this landmark has been vacant for a number of years and has fallen into a state of being Dangerous and Unsightly. One of the saddest factors of this demolition is that this 4 storey building featured a large mural painted on one side which was very visible and popular.
On another note - this cold has demolished my will to live. It has moved from my chest to my head. I am now dealing with the 4 S's - Sniffing, Snuffing, Snorting and Sneezing. Bahhhhh !