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Posted: 3/21/2006 10:19:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 11:53:35 AM EDT by Rakky]
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and pics...before and after. i was using my camera to record a video of it, so no stills of that.







































































Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:06:57 AM EDT
Why'd they bring her down? I'd imagine she was pretty big for FW.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:10:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:17:37 AM EDT
It was a big building in Ft. Worth, some say it was the biggest to ever be imploded. What was the second set of explosives that happened around 1300ish hrs? I felt them. The first went of at 740hrs but all I saw was fog and more fog.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:24:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 5:29:47 AM EDT
Isn't physics fun?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:01:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/22/2006 6:02:29 AM EDT by NightWatchman]

Originally Posted By AKJEFF:
It was a big building in Ft. Worth, some say it was the biggest to ever be imploded. What was the second set of explosives that happened around 1300ish hrs? I felt them. The first went of at 740hrs but all I saw was fog and more fog.



It was the 8th tallest building in FW at 419 feet including the clock. The tallest ever demolition (not including 9-11) was the Singer Building in NYC at 612 feet.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:07:06 AM EDT
How much exlposives?
How many days to set it up?
How much structure had to be removed to facilitate the demo?
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 6:07:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead_22:

Originally Posted By NightWatchman:
Why'd they bring her down? I'd imagine she was pretty big for FW.


I think that was one of the buildings that got torn up pretty badly in the tornado a few years back, wasn't it?



Yup.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:04:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AKJEFF:
It was a big building in Ft. Worth, some say it was the biggest to ever be imploded. What was the second set of explosives that happened around 1300ish hrs? I felt them. The first went of at 740hrs but all I saw was fog and more fog.



That was thunder!!! I had just gotten up at the hotel from a 2 hour nap and heard that. Thought maybe they'd had so much fun with the Landmark that they had decided to blow up another one.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:05:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OLY-M4gery:
How much exlposives?
How many days to set it up?
How much structure had to be removed to facilitate the demo?



384 lbs, I believe. They've been working since November preparing. They dug a huge pit for it to collapse in, and stripped most everything out from the interior. Left the windows for some reason, though. Shattered glass was everywhere.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:06:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NightWatchman:
Why'd they bring her down? I'd imagine she was pretty big for FW.




Old, ugly, structural damage.
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:14:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RobarSR60:
Isn't physics fun?



My physics teachers never let me play with high explosives.

I would have paid a whole lot more attention if they had....
Link Posted: 3/22/2006 11:50:42 AM EDT
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