The troubled existence of the listing, unfinished, 31-story Ocean Tower condominium structure and attached parking garage in South Padre Island, Texas, came to an end on Dec. 13 with an implosion by Controlled Demolition Inc., Phoenix, Md. Mark Loizeaux, president, says internal cameras confirmed that the process worked as planned. CDI used the tension of tendons in the structure to tilt the tower to compensate for the list, then undermined it to create an eccentric load, rotated it slightlyand dropped it into a pile of well-fractured rubble.
Troubled Tower Project Halted by Settlement Ends With a Crash
December 16, 2009
Photo: Hoto By CDI Inc.