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Old 12-19-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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Too lazy to get up, out and dressed to go view it...but I sure heard and felt it at about 7:02 a.m.!!

Then another same sound around 8 a.m....did they have a "do over" or was the second one planned as well? I only heard about two metal buildings supposedly coming down at 7 a.m....

Really looking forward to the revival of that site.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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No...but heard the boom in Missouri City (at least that's what we think we heard around that time). People all around our community have been talking about the loud boom everyone heard this morning.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I saw the news and it didn't go as planned.

Imperial Sugar implosion in Sugar Land doesn't quite go as planned | abc13.com
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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On a related subject, there has been some confusion as some have thought the whole thing is to be destroyed, and that's not true. The iconic red brick structure is to stay, but some unstable and less attractive structures are the ones coming down. Then the red brick structure will be renovated, and more new development will take place elsewhere around the site.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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I was there bright and early this morning around 6:00 am. There were way more people there than I thought there would be! The "planned" implosion went off around 7:00. Only 1 building fell. The one connected to the Char house still stood strong. Roughly 30 minutes later they tried imploding that one again. It didn't budge again and they were out of explosives. The next update was that they were going to try and pull it over with heavy machinery. They said it would be about 1 hr to 1 hr 30 minutes. I decided I didn't want to wait any longer so I started heading to my car. Got half way there, heard a loud noise and turned around to see that whole structure falling away from the char house. That was definitely not planned! They are very lucky than none of the workers from the company trying to implode the buildings got hurt. They were all milling around the building right before it decided to finally fall on it's own. As someone else said, the char house (the main iconic Imperial Sugar company building) is going to be restored. The Sugar Land Heritage Museum will also be located on the property somewhere.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Wexford PA / Clear Lake TX
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Old Sugar Land will never be the same again, but I guess that's progress. Next they can call the city something else, since "Sugar" isn't really fitting..

I also don't understand the fascination some folks have with implosions. The last one I remember in central Houston was of that hotel; one amateur video showed a massive dust cloud sending a bunch of yahoos running for their lives.
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:11 AM
 
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I currently live in the Maryland/DC area and the implosion (or lack of implosion for BLDG 2) was on the local news. Not bad, Sugar Land
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