A Salt Palace demolition worker, above, looks for scrap metal to recycle while Ken Ament, representative in charge of the demolition, left, leaves the Acord Arena through one of the two holes crews have punched in the east side of the building. The demolition was delayed for two weeks to give workers more time to remove asbestos from the 25-year-old structure. A wrecking ball and front-end loaders punched the first hole in the arena, but demolition "shears" similar to those used to bring down the old Derks Field will be brought in to finish the Salt Palace job, said project manager Sands Brooke. The demolition is expected to take about two months, he added. Salt Lake County Commission Chairman Jim Bradley said the project won't interfere with downtown business or traffic, a message he delivered personally to merchants during a walking tour of the area before work began. However, county officials acknowledge that access to some shows in the remaining Salt Palace exhibit halls has become more complicated because of fenced-off pathways. Once the site is clear, construction crews will get started on a $70 million convention center featuring a 36,000 square foot ballroom. Tentative completion date is October 1995.