Yesterday marked the day when the famous New York Hotel, The Wellington Annex that was built back in 1920 has been demolished and that too with a display of fireworks and some really cool myriad of colored explosions. You don’t see a more literal example of going out with a blast anymore.
The Hotel Wellington Annex was a vacant 11-storey building located in Albany, New York. The send-off resembled the Fourth of July celebrations with red, blue and white fireworks. The building lit up like a Christmas tree and it was quite a sight to see. The crowd gasped and cries of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ were frequent. According to a witness Harold Grimm; ‘They put on a show and it was pretty awesome’.
The ex-owner of the site, Columbia Development, had kept the details of the demolition a big secret until the cat was out of the bag. Joseph Nicolla, owner of the Columbia Development said; ‘I thought that was a nice little surprise.’ The cleared up land will be used for an upscale hotel that is expected to cost a whopping $161 million.