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May 31, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The demolition of a downtown Seattle hotel went awry, and debris from the implosion crashed onto the street below, causing damage to a movie complex, trolley lines and street lights. No one was injured in the explosion-triggered collapse of the Waldorf Towers, which was built in 1903. Eleven blocks were cordoned off before the 9 a.m. implosion. The hotel was rigged to collapse within its site following detonation of 175 explosives loaded into the seven-story structure.
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May 31, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The demolition of a downtown Seattle hotel went awry, and debris from the implosion crashed onto the street below, causing damage to a movie complex, trolley lines and street lights. No one was injured in the explosion-triggered collapse of the Waldorf Towers, which was built in 1903. Eleven blocks were cordoned off before the 9 a.m. implosion. The hotel was rigged to collapse within its site following detonation of 175 explosives loaded into the seven-story structure.
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