Contact Us

Downtown Albany Building May Be Imploded!

Mike Brown / Stringer, Getty Images News

There’s a big ol’ Wellington Hotel Annex building near the Times Union Center on Howard street, and it’s going away. Plans are underway to put a convention center on the corner of Howard and Eagle street. How will this building be brought down? The construction company is considering wreaking ball, and implosion.

Columbia Development (the company building the convention center) is still looking into whether or not implosion is possible. A plus side for implosion is the job is done in a day, not weeks. I’ll take getting to watch an implosion happen over weeks of hearing a wreaking ball every time.

Buildings hardly ever get imploded! The last time we had one around here is claimed to be the Schaefer Brewery in downtown Albany that got imploded in the 60′s. Below is a video of the Hewlett Packard buildings 7 and 8 being imploded, to whet your whistle.

Best of Q103

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://q103albany.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Rock-A-Holics quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Rock-A-Holics contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.