May 17, 2009

implosion cycle

We saw and recorded the first half of this 1-minute video this morning, a few blocks from home. The second half is just there because it makes me happy.

comments

  1. Coop on May 18th, 2009 at 7:58 am

    That cloud of dust is scary.

  2. vin. on May 18th, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Elizabeth, I vaguely remember this building from my time in Pittsburgh. What building is this and what are they planning on building in its place?

  3. vin. on May 18th, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Oh yeah, great video!

  4. Daryl Scroggins on May 18th, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Great clouds. I mean the real ones, rushing over the city in grand bright-edged masses.

  5. Elizabeth Perry on May 18th, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Daryl – yes, what I think of as a very Dutch sky – or maybe it’s the brick storefronts making me think of Vermeer?

    Vin – it was a 20-story apartment building beside Penn Ave., across from the big Giant Eagle supermarket in East Liberty. Apparently we are getting a 2-story Target there. (I’ll be able to go to Target without getting into a car – fun stuff.)

  6. Robert Ledgerwood on May 18th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    I was really hoping this would be another Play Him Off, Keyboard Cat video.

  7. Robert Ledgerwood on May 18th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Not to say that it’s not a great video as-is.

  8. Andrew Simone on May 18th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    it never gets old to watch.

  9. Kelsey Parker on May 18th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I’m with Andrew. I think I’ve come back to watch this six times already…

  10. Lucy on May 18th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Robert, you’re right. It NEEDS keyboard cat. Can’t something be done? This is a good cause.

  11. woubie on May 18th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I love the way the clapping and yelling sounds almost the same forward or backward, but the booms sound very different in reverse.

  12. Lori Dell on May 19th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Went up faster then the Jetsons!!!