My Beloved imploded a building today. All 15 stories came down in a heap in 14 seconds flat. Broaddus, the company she works for is building a new hospital in the Texas Medical Center and the building had to go to make room for a new and bigger building. That sort of thing happens often in the Texas Medical Center which is anticipating an upsurge in clients as the baby boomers age.
While any implosion is a logisitcal nightmare, this one had more than most since it was to take place in an area chock full of hospitals, all of which were full of critically ill patients. It's also on the route of Houston's only Metro Rail Train, adjacent to Rice University and only a stone's throw away from the zoo. Elephants and hippos don't like loud noises!
It turns out that when you stage an implosion you also stage an implosion party. On the 26 floor of an adjacent building with a full breakfast buffet and a birds eye view of proceedings. Despite the dictated early arrival time (5:45am ) just about everyone eagerly sent in their RSVP. After all, how often does one get to see a building fall down?
Needless to say, 90% of the spectators were men! Why?
Because a building implosion is the ultimate in toys for the boys!
And it all went off without a hitch!
The only casualties were 3 windows at the adjoining hospital!