‘Leaning Tower Of Dallas’ Still Hanging On, Tilting The Downtown Skyline – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s been more than 48 hours and the now infamous Leaning Tower of Dallas is still sloping.
An eleven-story office building on the corner of North Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue, not far from downtown Dallas, was supposed to implode on Sunday morning.
The planning was extensive, the area had been evacuated, and shortly before 7:30 a.m., a number of explosives exploded. Smoke rose and story after story of the building collapsed to the ground, but in the midst of the collapse it was evident that one section was “steady”.
When the smoke was gone, the center of the building, which housed the core, elevator shafts, and stairwells, was still a little high.
The video of the newest piece of Dallas architecture has gone viral. The people who were there have made comparisons to another crooked building in France and have used seemingly superhuman strength to stop the remains of the building.
It was originally assumed that the Lloyd D. Nabors Demolition crews would be on site early Monday to begin completing the takedown using old-fashioned methods – a crane and a wrecking ball. But until late in the morning, the company said they “are still working on finalizing when exactly the crane and wrecking ball will begin demolishing.”
The goal is still to break apart the remains of the building later this week.
The office building was vacated to make way for a new 27 acre mixed-use development called The Central Dallas. Construction of the $ 2.5 billion project is underway. All phases should be completed by 2025.