Blowing up history

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This video from Adam Parmalee shows how quickly the whole thing happened. The building, called Warren Hall, had been deemed seismically unsound — and on top of that, it’s only about 2,000 feet from California’s dangerous Hayward Fault. The university decided to demolish Warren Hall rather than pay for an expensive retrofit. But that didn’t prevent earthquake engineers from using the destruction to learn something.

( Source: i09 | This is what it looks like when a building implodes )

The box on a hill, where I attended many days and nights, is gone.

Glad they learned something.

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