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Taking Down a Big Building Makes Noise!?

Those damn kids and their killer robots! Ok, on a serious note – it really is as loud as hell. I have a buddy who lives in the Seattle Heights who is about to go insane. He actually bought a cheap plane ticket to California to get a break for the weekend. But wow… whatya expect in terms of dismantling a building? You know it’s going to be a ruckus. Personally, I would have gone with the tried and true Vegas implosion. Light em up!  But, I believe we’re all a bit too sensitive around here for something so forcefully menacing.


“They promised that taking down a 26-story concrete and steel building would be quiet and not disturbing in the neighborhood – they promised only rarely would they work on weekends,” says Dr. Kane.”


6 Comments on "Taking Down a Big Building Makes Noise!?"

  1. Justin Bowers | May 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm |

    1. who’s they? and
    2. sup with people who complain about noise when moving to the city?
    come dude who’s complaining.

  2. I am not surprised this story came out. When walking by I thought to myself, man the Seattle Heights building has the new apts going up on 3rd and the McGuire demolition… probably is noisy there.

  3. Justin Bowers | May 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm |

    ok, starting at 7:30 is a little ridiculous.

  4. I’m sorry, but you’re just ignorant if you think demolition is going to be quiet! And wouldn’t you rather long hours for a shorter period than dragging it out even longer? I know it’s annoying, but really, what do you expect?!

  5. deanruffner | May 9, 2011 at 9:27 am |

    I would hate to live in the buildings surrounding the McGuire. It’s going to take a year to knock it down floor by floor and then whatever replaces it is going to take a year or two to go up. I’d expect to hear pounding and banging for about 3-4 years. Ugh.

  6. I’m surprised no one mentioned the dust and debris particles from the demolition. You can sense it from a block away at 2nd & Wall. It was enough to make use a different route rather than walk along that block and breathe it in.

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