This should be interesting to see in person....
Grand Palace Hotel implosion now scheduled for July 22
Bill Barrow, The Times-Picayune By Bill Barrow, The Times-Picayune
After several months of delays, state contractors are slated to implode the old Grand Palace Hotel at 1732 Canal Street on the morning of July 22. State officials in charge of the demolition, which is part of the construction process of a new state teaching hospital in Mid-City, have not announced a precise time for the event.
The state is now planning to implode the old Grand Palace Hotel on July 22 as it makes way for the new University Medical Center.
Separately, the state construction executives in charge of the University Medical Center project confirmed that site preparation complications have pushed back the projected opening of the complex to April 2015. It had been February 2015.
The Louisiana Division of Administration, other state agencies and local authorities are engaged on several fronts as they prepare to take down the 17-story building that opened in the 1950s as a leading example of mid-century American architecture and urban planning. It has been closed since Hurricane Katrina, becoming an eyesore at the corner of Canal Street and South Claiborne Avenue.
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