Are you heading to watch the Plaza Implosion this Thursday, May 24? Because it’s such a once-in-a-lifetime event, we’re making a morning of it. We’ll wake up crazy-person early, go grab breakfast with friends, and then head to watch the building “splode-up.” FYI: ”Splode up” translates to” implosion” in the language of a three year old boy. The implosion is scheduled to begin at 6:30 a.m. and is expected to take 90 seconds.
Our kids are beside themselves with excitement. We parents are pretty excited about it as well.
I contacted Branding Iron Management today and asked them what families need to know to make this event fun and memorable. Here are some tips to help you prepare:
Find the answers to Frequently Asked Questions here. You can view where to park, where to watch the event, and find the map containing street closures at the Plaza Implosion website. Families are strongly discouraged from viewing the implosion from other areas for reasons of crowd control and public safety. If your kids are sensitive to loud noises, Hans Hammond, President of Branding Iron Management, is suggesting families bring hearing protection.
We had a friend who lived in the Plaza (University Tower) back in the day when we were at A&M. It was such a swanky joint! I know it’s an eyesore and needs to come down, but doesn’t the implosion seem a little unreal if you spent time inside the building years ago back when it was fancy pants? Or is it just me?
Who’s going? We’ll be the sleepy freaks with donut icing on our faces. I’m considering a coffee IV. Happy “Sploding Up” Day!