1998 : Detroit Hudson’s Building Imploded

October 24, 2018 all-day

Detroit Hudson's Building Imploding

Although it had been closed for a number of years, it was still sad on October 24, 1998 when Mayor Dennis Archer pressed a button to implode the the downtown Detroit Hudson’s Building.

At the time, Hudson’s was the largest and tallest building ever imploded.

Sources :

J.L. Hudson Department Store Controlled Demolition, Inc.

Hudson’s Wikipedia entry

Jeff Byles, “Disappeared Detroit”, Lost Magazine, January 2006, no.2.

Hudson’s Implosion via YouTube

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