The Romans built an Empire. A single fire, which was purportedly intentionally set by a mad Emperor, watched it burn to the ground. However, he was not all that mad, because from ashes comes new beginnings and new life. Other places and times have met with destruction, with demolition, and even better things arose from the rubble. This is how the human race works, how it has always worked. So, when you hire a site demolition contractor, you are not erasing history. You are making it. Here is how demolition works to create new eras in history.
Advancements in Demolition
Once upon a time, fire was the only way to destroy something and bring it to its knees. Then gunpowder came along, and demolition moved into explosive fireballs and hurtling cannonballs. Dynamite sticks came after that, followed by charges and a plunger box that would ignite the long fuses set to destroy anything that was intended for destruction and demolition. Fast forward, your demolition man or woman now knows how to use plastic explosives, how and where to set the plastic explosives, and how to implode a building rather than explode it. As each new century came and went, these explosion experts had more advanced means of demolishing buildings.
Now, a demolition expert formulates a very mathematically strategic approach to demolishing buildings. He/she examines the entire structure to determine where the weak points are, and then plans to set charges there to blow the building. When you want to blow up an old shopping mall, the first thing the demolition expert will do is examine the old building plans (if they still exist), and then walk through the building to see where the explosives can do the most and fastest damage during an implode. (EXplodes are rarely done anymore because the flying debris can injure innocent bystanders. Everything is imploded, which allows the whole building to cave in on itself and keep the debris from flying everywhere.)
When Something Modern Takes the Place of Something Old
Not everything old can be kept or saved. As for old buildings, historic or not, many of them meet their fate at the end of a plastic explosive and charge. However, your construction contractor will build something new and modern in that same spot. Whatever your city plans to construct there, it will one day meet its fate with high-tech explosives and be replaced by what will be considered a modern building in that time.