Utica started 2014 with the implosion of the Fay Street Warehouse to make way for reconstruction of the Arterial highway (NYS Route 5-8-12). On August 23, Albany experienced their own demolition as the eleven story Wellington Hotel Annex building was imploded. The land will be used for a new convention center.

The building took about 55 seconds to implode and there was quite the show as each round of detonations let off different colors of smoke.

Wellington Hotel Annex Demolition Videos

Note: NSFW Language

From the shorter side of the building

Fireworks in Downtown Albany - an apt description.

Utica's Fay Street Warehouse Implodes

The Fay Street Warehouse came down in less than 20 seconds on March 2, 2014.

[Albany Business Journal]