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Buffalo landmark set to become history

Posted: 5:42 PM, Sep 29, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-29 21:42:29Z

A century old landmark, that has helped heal the sick for decades, will become history in the blink of an eye this weekend.

The company in charge of Saturday's demolition of the old Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital in Buffalo plans to use 300 to 500 pounds of dynamite. The actual implosion is set to take less than 15 seconds.

Nearby residents are being told to close and stay away from all windows. 

Crews will begin closing area roads around 3am on Saturday, the actual implosion is set for 7am. Experts say roads will likely start to re-open about two hours after the event, when the dust clears

If you're a resident and received a wristband to watch the implosion you can pick it up at 40 Gate Circle, Thursday and Friday from 3 to 6 PM.

 

 

 

 
 

 

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