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Dallas Hotel Implodes with Video

The Holiday Inn Select off 75 Central Expressway in Dallas TX saw it's last moment at 7:59am Sunday morning.  At 8am on the dot, the building imploded.

Up until 7am, people were allowed at the site in order to get a good view of the implotion.  Hundreds of people showed up to watch this building come down.  The highway was closed for a while in order to allow the dust to clear.

What will go in its place?  An 83 acre development of luxury condos, townhomes, senior living and medical offices.  All this is expected to be completed fairly quickly, by December 2009.




**Video courtesy of nbcdfw.com.
Comment balloon 10 commentsDonna Harris • November 10 2008 10:02AM

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Ooooohhh! I looove these! So neat! I wish I could drive a big tractor over the pile!
Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 10 years ago

Cool video Donna.  It is always amazing to see how fast they can destroy a building.

Posted by Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes) almost 10 years ago

Greg and Erik, I know!  I still don't quite understand how the buildings go straight down when they go all over the place in the movies, but still looks very cool!

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

Don't tell me that Dallas is following the lead of Las Vegas -- If it's older than 20 years, tear it down!

I stayed at that hotel back in 1999. Too bad it's gone.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) almost 10 years ago

Hi Donna... I am always amazed at how neatly they seem to come down when imploded.  The footprint of debris always seems relatively contained.

Posted by Steve Shatsky almost 10 years ago

Hey, no 2 birds with one stone replies permitted! ;)

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 10 years ago

Jim, They tear down buildings that don't need to be torn down, and they leave up buildings that should be torn down... They had already rebuilt a new Holiday Inn north of 635 several years ago, so this one slowly died out.

Steve, I know, how do they do that? They immediately had machines to control the dust and debri and remove it all. No time wasted.

Greg, blah blah blah....

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago
Donna - We saw that on our local news over here in San Antonio. Progress in the making. I'm sure they paid a pretty price to get that property.
Posted by Carl Winters almost 10 years ago

Such an awesome video I saw a version of it on digg.com before this one.  It's crazy how good people are at controlling explosions to cleanly take down a building.  Awesome new development coming too.  Carl's right I bet they paid a pretty price for that chunk of dirt.

Posted by Jason Carpentier (RealEstateGame.net) almost 10 years ago

C&C, Yes, I'm sure there did.  It's good to get some nice, new condos and townhomes in that area since it's fairly rundown.

Jason, Yeah, I know.  TV makes explosion go all over the place for dramatic effect.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 10 years ago

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