OCOEE, Fla. (AP) - Richard Lorenz, owner of the company that performed the implosion, says more than 630 sticks of dynamite reduced Ocoee's Colony Plaza Hotel to a 15,000-ton pile of rubble in about six seconds Saturday morning.
The flamingo-pink, seven-story hotel was originally built to
attract Walt Disney World visitors but was abandoned years ago.
The hotel served as a time-share for a short time in the 1990s, but the
city condemned the building in 2001 after malfunctioning sprinklers
flooded the first four floors.
The city spent more than $600,000 for the demolition, but
officials expect to get back the money when the property is sold.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel,
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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.