Do You Really Need Fireworks at a Controlled Demolition?

Dear demolition companies of America: You get to implode whole buildings at a time, and we love it. The implosion and controlled drop is more than enough to keep most people interested in your work.

Apparently the people of Albany, New York are a tougher crowd than the rest of us, however, because a demo crew there decided to add a fireworks display when they knocked down the Wellington Hotel Annex. The Saturday demolition was needed to clear the way for a $66.5 million redevelopment project, according to the Albany Business Review.

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Fireworks are fun, don’t get me wrong, but they sort of pale in comparison the the 100 pounds of dynamite used to knock over an entire 11-story building. It’s like having a Kit Kat before your birthday cake.