Video: Demolition crew brings down 20-story former Prudential Building in Houston
It didn't take long - mere seconds, in fact - to create a new hole in the skyline of
's medical district. Houston
Demolition crews used high explosives to implode the 20-story former
Prudential Building that had been a landmark of the district landscape southwest of downtown since 1952. Houston
The crews had planned initially to touch off the explosives shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday, but dense fog delayed the series of blasts until 11:15 a.m.
The Prudential Insurance Co. of America built the 500,000-square-foot skyscraper to serve as its southwest regional headquarters. The
bought the building in 1974 and made it the center's main building in 1980 before vacating and closing the building in April 2010. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center