Over 500 pounds of Explosives Bring Down Georgia Archives Building

StoryfulPublished: May 28, 20171 views
Published: May 28, 2017

The Georgia Archives building along Atlanta’s Capitol Avenue was demolished in a controlled implosion on Sunday, March 5.

More than 500 pounds of explosives reduced the 55,000-ton structure, occasionally known as the “White Ice Cube,” to rubble, <a href="https://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-archives-building-rubble-after-implosion/t04hoe7x1Na9tYBvVC3mPO/" target="_blank"><span class="caps">WSBTV</span></a> and <a href="http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/239539228-story" target="_blank"><span class="caps">FOX</span> 5 Atlanta</a> reported.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Devon Simmons, a 5-year-old sickle-cell anemia patient at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, <a href="http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/239539228-story" target="_blank">pulled the plunger</a>, setting off the implosion.

The now vacant lot will be used to construct a new court building.

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