Watch This Apartment Building on Governors Island Go “Boom!” and Implode

A 45-year old former U.S. Coast Guard apartment block, abandoned since 1996, is perfectly demolished by “implosion” over the course of about 20 seconds. 250 lbs of explosives were used. The 11-story building was removed to make way for a park.

Special thanks to Par Parekh for answering the call!

20 thoughts on “Watch This Apartment Building on Governors Island Go “Boom!” and Implode

    1. Rad, Eric! The explosions are so dramatic sounding in your vid. Can’t imagine how loud they were standing where you were.

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