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Massive Hotel Implodes in New Orleans: VIDEO

Implosion

For those of you who enjoy a good controlled building implosion, here's the destruction of New Orleans' Grand Palace Hotel at South Claiborne Avenue and Canal Street which took place Sunday morning to make way for a new teaching hospital. The collapse sent a cloud of dust billowing toward these spectators.

"The new hospital will replace Charity Hospital, which provided medical care for poor residents and was not reopened after Hurricane Katrina," according to the Times-Picayune.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Lol at the idiot shouting "Umerica" . Otherwise, cool.

    Posted by: Graphicjack | Jul 23, 2012 1:09:51 PM


  2. Gotta love the guy yelling out "AMERICA!!"

    Still, it's a cool sight to see.

    Posted by: Arrowsmith | Jul 23, 2012 1:10:34 PM


  3. Fun video.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 23, 2012 1:24:17 PM


  4. It's good to see a replacement for Charity Hospital. The old one was in bad shape, and the city needs a new one.

    Posted by: David | Jul 23, 2012 2:01:21 PM


  5. Cooooool

    Posted by: MQ | Jul 23, 2012 2:44:15 PM


  6. I was there in person. One of the coolest things I have ever seen.

    Posted by: Travis | Jul 23, 2012 2:57:10 PM


  7. people LOVE things that go BOOOOM!

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jul 23, 2012 3:00:31 PM


  8. There's no question that the old Charity Hospital had seen better days as a hospital. But it's a fantastic Art Deco building, and could be refitted for other uses. Hope the city has the good sense not to demolish it.

    Posted by: Lucien | Jul 23, 2012 3:25:53 PM


  9. "Oh no, it's heading this way!"

    Posted by: Glenn | Jul 24, 2012 2:00:31 AM


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