go under the wrecking ball

go under the wrecking ball

Fig. to be wrecked or torn down. That lovely old building finally went under the wrecking ball. I hate to see good architecture go under the wrecking ball.
See also: ball, wreck
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A High Court judge last year opened the way for the historic Welsh Presbyterian chapel, which has for over a century been a well-loved feature of Bootle's Klondyke area, to go under the wrecking ball.
More than 10,000 fans joined a Facebook website to save Hard Rock while others begged authorities not to let the iconic mini Empire State Building structure go under the wrecking ball.