Implosion brings down former Houston hotel
HOUSTON (AP) - A 10-story former downtown Houston hotel has been demolished to make way for new apartments.
A crowd was on hand Sunday to watch the implosion of what had been the Ben Milam Hotel. The structure was built in the 1920s.
City officials last month granted a permit to bring down the building and clear the way for new housing.
Developers plan a nearly 400-unit apartment complex.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.