Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gone in 60 Seconds

I would have preferred to watch Albany's Wellington Hotel go up than come down, but its demolition last Saturday was a pretty remarkable event in itself. Apparently, the demolition company threw in some fireworks for entertainment. The video shows the demolition from two different vantage points.

You can read more about the demolition and the future Albany Convention Center here.


  1. I always find large building demolitions technically fascinating and impressive when they are as well executed as this one, but they leave me a little sad. Even if something better/safer/more exciting is taking its place, it still feels like an early death or a failure of sorts. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Yes, it is sad. Cities tend to work best when they evolve incrementally. It would have been nice if something new had grown out of the old here, rather than a complete erasure of a building to make room for something wholly new.