Saturday, September 30, 2006

Rudely Awakened.

So it's 8:25 this morning and, you know, I'm asleep. It's Saturday, after all.

And then suddenly, the place starts to rumble and I shoot out of my bed and try to look out through the blinds at what I'm sure is an approaching cloud of fall-out only to be blinded by the easter sun. Then for another 15 seconds it continues rumbling as I sat there hatching my plan. There's no other sound like that.

What was it?

This:

A little heads up would have been nice.

Here's the story from the folks at the AJC:

"Atlanta landmark is no more"

By MARIA SAPORTA
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 09/30/06
The building known as 615 Peachtree Street was imploded at 8:25 a.m. today.

There was a series of loud explosions — 250 pounds' worth of a TNT derivitive — as the building took 20 seconds to turn into clouds of smoke.

The site will be replaced by a development of Cousins Properties called Fox Plaza. The first building to go up will be called the premiere. It will be 30 stories with 200 condominiums ranging in price from $300,000 to $1.5 million for the penthouse.

The demolition by D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co. went off later than scheduled because authorities had to clear onlookers off the balconies on the Windsor, the condo building across Peachtree Street. People were perched on nearby rooftops, including Crawford Long Hospital, and crowds turned out on the street to witness the downfall of an Atlanta landmark.

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