VIDEO: Ben Milam Hotel Building Goes Boom
Photo by Abrahán Garza

VIDEO: Ben Milam Hotel Building Goes Boom

With the booming blasts that sounded off like a 21-gun salute, spectators gathered as Houston said goodbye to the Ben Milam Hotel on Sunday, December 9, 2012. The 80-year-old building that stood across from Union Station had been closed since the 1970s, and was imploded to make room for a 380-unit apartment complex covering the area where the Ben Milam Hotel was built in 1926.

The Milam Building as it once stood.
The Milam Building as it once stood.
Photo by Abrahán Garza

Check out our slideshow of the blast, and after the jump, a video of the moment of implosion.

Video by Abrahán Garza.

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