The Real Deal Miami

Demolition complete at 1515 S. Flagler Drive

February 15, 2010 01:35PM

It took years of legal wrangling and 6.5 seconds of explosions, but
the hurricane-ravaged condo tower at 1515 S. Flagler Drive in West
Palm Beach is gone. The implosion, carried out by Advanced Explosives
Demolition of Idaho, drew large crowds along Flagler Drive and the
Royal Palm Bridge, the middle span between the West Palm Beach
mainland and the island of Palm Beach. The warning horn, which went
off a little after the scheduled 9 a.m. blast time, was greeted
by whoops and hollers, clapping and the honking of the boat horns from
the crowd, and the explosions, 138 decibels loud, triggered a nearly
perfect on-site implosion. The remaining rubble pile was 42
feet high, below the 50-foot maximum set by the developer. [Palm Beach Post] and [Palm Beach Daily News]