Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Commuters on their way home this evening along Pershing Drive will see a drastically different landscape than they did this morning. The building in the 4300 block of the street is coming down as this is being posted.
The raw footage in these videos was shot with a cell phone at about 2:00 p.m. A man sprayed water from a fire hose onto the maw of the cement crusher and the debris pile as the machinery tore into the building, knocking down the brick walls, crumbling the cement floors. The claw ripped at the body of the building and tendrils of wires and piping held on then were torn free. The wooden rafters splintered from the roof.
Later, a bulldozer came in to move the debris piles as men sifted through the bricks and steel girders.
Great catch of the action. Wish I could have seen it happening.
Vic at Big Pink
Buckingham Village 3
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