So much for total environmental control, huh? The Foley’s, then Macy’s, at 1110 Main St. is no more, succumbing to a helluva lot of dynamite early Sunday morning. Completed in 1947 and designed by Kenneth Franzheim, the 10-story, 791,000-sq.-ft. building was the last department store Downtown. It’s still not clear what will be going up once the retail rubble is cleared from this block bound by Main, Travis, Dallas, and Lamar, though an employee at Hilcorp — which is connected to 1110 Main Partners, the entity that owns the property — has told Swamplot it’ll be “a regular looking office building tower over 20 stories high.”
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Why not revel, for a moment, in the glorious dust?
Here’s a video of the proceedings from on high . . .
. . . and from the streets:
Oh, and why not one more, with a bit of history tagged on at the beginning:
- Raw: Implosion of Macy’s building in downtown Houston [KHOU]
- Goodbye, 20th century: Vintage Macy’s building implodes, making way for new downtown dreams [Culturemap]
- Watch a Houston Department Store Explode in Glorious Slow-Motion [The Atlantic Cities]
- Previously on Swamplot: You Can Watch the Macy’s Implosion, But You Can’t Stand Here, Metro Taking Cover Now that Macy’s Implosion’s Impending, Taking Chunks Out of the Downtown Macy’s, Hilcorp Shows Employees the 20-Story Tower Replacing the Downtown Macy’s, A Few Last Looks at Macy’s, Macy’s Downtown: While Supplies Last!, Mayor Parker Announces the Death Sentence for Downtown Macy’s Building, Macy’s Announces It Will Close Downtown Houston Store, The Mostly Glass Building That Won’t Be Replacing the Downtown Macy’s