Yesterday a few technical glitches got in the way of Swamplot’s plans to post videos showing the last moments of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Houston Main Building, the iconic 18-story limestone-clad building at 1100 Holcombe Blvd. once known as the Prudential Tower, which was demolished over the weekend. But they’re here now. Enjoy!
Jarringly, the official video below tacks an animated version of M.D. Anderson’s “Making Cancer History” tagline onto the end of the well-documented urban rupture — allowing us to imagine that this violent implosion is merely the urban expression of the institution’s core cancer-eradicating mission. Cancer be gone! in 10 . . . 9 . . .
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If that’s how the first suburban office campus ever built in Houston ends up, just think what they’ll be able to do to your malignant neoplasm.
(Normal-speed version here.)
- Previously on Swamplot: M.D. Anderson Med Center Tower Collapse Will Be Streamed Live This Weekend, M.D. Anderson: Prudential Building Demo Site Will Sit Vacant for Years