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June 23, 2015
San Francisco 49ers fans may cringe at the sight of Candlestick Park being demolished after 40 years as the football team's home field, but perhaps some consolation can be offered with the knowledge that the stadium's materials will find a sustainable second life.
Around 95-98 percent of the total building materials by mass will be recycled, according to Lennar Urban, the company contracted by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to dismantle the structure.
Approximately 92 percent of the material by mass (mostly concrete) will be reused on site as part of a major retail and housing development slated to be built where Candlestick once stood.
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