Ground-level view corridors were limited by extensive street closures early Sunday morning, which meant that the best views of the controlled demolition of the denuded Houston Club Building at 811 Rusk St. were to be had from inside neighboring office towers. The video above and its entertaining soundtrack was posted to YouTube by Culturemap yesterday (and have already inspired its first quasi-parody video), though it’s almost identical to the (longer) raw video feed posted by KHOU. Once cleanup is complete, Skanska will begin construction of the 35-story Capitol Tower on that site.
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- Previously on Swamplot: Pennzoil Place’s Sticky Damage Control Plan; Hulking Remains of Houston Club Building Downtown Will Get Dynamited Early Sunday Morning; The Clubbing of the Houston Club Building Begins; Houston Club Building Will Be Demolished, Say Auctioneers; Will Skanska Knock Down the Houston Club?