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Yesterday in New Orleans, the former Grand Palace Hotel was imploded. The local media there has given the event considerable coverage before, during, and after the event, complete with pictures, videos (from multiple vantage points no less), and interviews of those gathered to witness the implosion. Heck, even the mayor said "it was cool".
People were really giddy. Having spent most of my life in the New Orleans metro area, I would be inclined to think that the hoopla was specific to the area, but I've witnessed similar coverage and reaction to implosions in the past 7 years in North Texas. In fact, people seem to like implosions so much, the DFW media covers the ones in other states as well. (Yes, I did see some coverage of the Grand Palace implosion last night.)
Just a small taste of some of the coverage: