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Exclusive Look at the Hotel Park Avenue Implosion

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Photos by <a href="http://www.michelleandchrisgerard.com/"> Michelle and Chris Gerard</a><br>
Photos by Michelle and Chris Gerard

Detroiters bid a sad farewell to the historic Hotel Park Avenue Saturday morning. The 91-year-old structure, at first a grand hotel, then a senior living center, then a rehab facility, swayed then toppled almost gracefully, claimed by 200 pounds of TNT and the Detroit Red Wings' need for its lot to build a loading dock for their new arena.

·Park Avenue Bows Out of Detroit's Skyline [Curbed Detroit]
·Video of the implosion [Detroit Free Press]