Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The old Cass Tech: Leveled to rubble (animation)

Posted By on Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 12:56 AM

The deconstruction machinery -- like a long-necked raptor -- tore into the last standing ruins of Cass Tech late into the night Monday and beyond midnight into Tuesday morning. The tallest standing remains were an eight-floor section at Cass and the Fisher Freeway. When the supports for the remaining top floor were removed, it crashed down, taking most of the upper four floors or so with it. The process continued until there was nothing left but rubble.

The top four-or-so floors collapse into a heap behind the cloud of dust. (Photos by W. Kim Heron)

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