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Video: Unstable Hard Rock cranes demolished in fiery explosion

22 days ago   |   By New York Post

Officials blasted the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans with explosives Sunday to take down two dangerously unstable construction cranes, stunning video footage shows. Video posted by ABC News of the controlled demolition - aimed at removing the cranes before Tropical Storm Nestor strikes - shows several fiery discharges send the cranes toppling,...
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Cranes demolished at partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans

Cranes demolished at partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans

22 days ago   |   By WGN TV

Two construction cranes were demolished Sunday afternoon at the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans.
Video showed the cranes tumbling down after strategically placed explosives detonated not long after 2:30 p.m. local time .
Warning horns were heard blaring moments before the construction cranes, which had towered over the damaged construction site, snapped into pieces and toppled.
One of the cranes was seen falling to the ground amid plumes of smoke and debris generated by the explosion. Sections of the second crane could still be seen hanging over the top of the damaged...
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New Orleans Officials Demolish Cranes With Explosives After Deadly Collapse of Hard Rock Hotel

22 days ago   |   By Time

New Orleans officials set off several thundering explosions Sunday intended to topple two cranes that had been looming precariously over the ruins of a partially collapsed hotel, but only one crane appeared to make it to the ground.
The explosions sent off massive clouds of dust. After the dust cleared, part of one crane could be seen hanging over the building while the end of one of the cranes, which was partially obstructed by New Orleans' landmark Saenger Theater, fell to the ground.
The demolition comes a little over a week after the shocking collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel that was...
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New Orleans sets off controlled explosions to demolish cranes at hotel site

22 days ago   |   By ABC

The two cranes were badly damaged when the hotel's upper floors collapsed onto each other on Oct. 21. Three workers died in the collapse.
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