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Street closings for Sunday’s Parliament House Hotel implosion

We have just learned what streets will be closed in advance of tomorrow’s scheduled implosion of the Parliament House Hotel.

Birmingham Police Department will be closing the following streets at approximately 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

20th Street South from 3rd Avenue to 6th Avenue South;

4th Avenue South from 19th Street to 21st Street South;

5th Avenue South from 19th Street to 21st Street South.

The implosion will not take place if there is severe wind or heavy rain. It’s scheduled to happen at 7 a.m. Weather forecast models suggest that the event will be finished in advance of severe weather currently expected to reach town by lunchtime tomorrow.

UPDATE: Coming Sunday: Parliament House implosion pics

UPDATE: 2.17.2008 – Images are up

UPDATE: 2.16.2008 – Street closing information

Razing the Parliament House

Bob Farley/f8photo

As many of you already know, the Parliament House Hotel is being imploded on Sunday morning at 7 a.m., weather permitting. Check in with us on Sunday morning after 8 a.m. to see pictures from this unique event. You can bookmark this page as we’ll have a link from here to the gallery.

Yes, Parliament House hotel’s coming down on Sunday

UPDATE: 2.16.2008 – Street closing information

We were hoping we’d be able to get that news up this evening before anyone else did, though the Birmingham Business Journal ended up beating us to the punch. We actually confirmed it with sources yesterday morning.

As far as a time goes, let’s just say that you’ll probably want to wake up pretty early this coming Sunday morning if you want to watch history take place – maybe some time around dawn. So there will probably be a few folks doing a double take as they drive down 20th Street on the way to church later Sunday morning.

We’d also not recommend trying to get too close if you do go down to “watch”; there’s a reason they normally keep you a few blocks away…

Parliament House’s coming down

UPDATE: 2.16.2008 – Street closing information

The Parliament House Hotel

Photo credit: Bob Farley/f8photo

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has begun to raze the vacant Parliament House hotel on 20th Street and 5th. Avenue South. The 11-story, 223-room hotel was built in 1964.

Note: Here’s the post that first announced the approval of the demolition of the building, along with a link to a letter about its now sealed fate. ACN