Monday, February 8, 2010

Kaboom! In a totally harmless way.

For those of you who wonder, the downtown Montgomery Ward building was demolished on Sunday April 1 1979, around 8:11. (No, when was it really? 8:11). 250 lbs of explosives were used and it took 6 seconds to come down. They expected the building to fall to the south but instead it headed north. Ooops. Some debris fell on Locust St. but fortunately none of the spectators got beaned. Another triumph for Mr. Nobel. For more tidbits visit the Fun Facts portion of our web site. And try not to say Montgomery Wards. Just try.

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