UPDATE: Parliament House Hotel imploded this morning

02.17.2008 by AndrĂ© Natta · → 5 Comments

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At about 7:15 a.m. this morning, the Parliament House Hotel was imploded on Birmingham’s Southside.

We’ll have images up from the event as soon as they become available.

Click on the image above to view our photo gallery from the event. Feel free to share links to other images or coverage as well. Click on the jump to view additional mainstream media and reader coverage.

Fox 6 – video of implosion

ABC 33/40 – images of implosion from their SKYCAM atop Daniel Building

The Birmingham News – Photo gallery | video coverage on Breaking News blog

NBC 13 – Video coverage (scroll down if necessary)

3choBoomer’s Flickr photoset

An account from The2NDHAND editor, Todd Dills

Chris Green – YouTube

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