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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #1
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Crown Plaza Hotel Implosion

The Crown Plaza Hotel in the Texas Medical Center was imploded today to make way for the Texas Childrens Hospital's expansion.
View when we first arrived at approximately 6:00 a.m. today.



The media was there:



This one guy set up his camera and tripod, I think it was KevinfromTexas:



Sun came up and the crowds increased:





The kid on the right was the person selected to push the button; he's the son of some big shot with Texas Childrens Hospital - Dude with cap on left:




Shots of the demolition crew, and set up of the trigger box:













Wait a minute, the kids supposed to push that:



Helicopter circling the area:





And some videos:

First video is of the scene and crowd:



Second video is of the kid getting instructions and giving interview:



Third video is of the implosion (it was freakin loud):



The fourth video is of the aftermaft. We got out of there fast because of the dust. I picked up my water bottle and put it in my mouth because I was holding my camera and video camera. You can hear me talking like a idiot:



The dust got into my eyes and contacts. I drove home teary eyed.
This was a blast. Hope you enjoyed the pics and videos.
Adios
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Old November 11th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #2
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Great coverage man cool implosion!

That dudes finger looks like he touched the electrode!
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Old November 11th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #3
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Cool!
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Old November 12th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #4
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Really nice videos!!! Thanks for sharing them with us.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 08:25 AM   #5
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thats cool! thanks for the share
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Old November 12th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #6
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You are all welcome. I took the kids to this one and they had a BLAST.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #7
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Oh boy. This isn't good: http://www.click2houston.com/news/14602722/detail.html
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Old November 15th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #8
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This latest development is so bizarre. I hope no one is found.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #9
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I saw that for the first time on the local Dallas news this morning. What in the hell??!!
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Old November 16th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #10
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There's nothing to it. Somebody saw imaginery shadows.
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