Galveston's Flagship Hotel, Slowly Coming Down
Galveston's Flagship Hotel, coming down slowly
The musty old Flagship Hotel, the famous building on a Galveston pier, is a lot more airy than it used to be.
Crews are in the process of taking down the edifice in order to build Tilman Fertitta's Kemah Boardwalk-like "Pleasure Pier" in its place.
You just can't implode something that's out over the bay, so workers have been carefully taking down walls a floor at a time, leaving the above look to the place.
Nets keep debris from hitting the water.
It'd probably be a pretty cool place to explore and hang out in on a clear night, but there is security preventing it.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Houston, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.