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.

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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