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New Orleans officials plan to implode Hard Rock Hotel

4 years 4 months 4 weeks ago Friday, January 17 2020 Jan 17, 2020 January 17, 2020 4:53 PM January 17, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS - City officials announced Friday they plan to implode what remains of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in March, according to WWL-TV.

New Orleans Fire Department Superintendent Timothy McConnell told reporters Friday the city believes imploding the structure is the safest option. The previous plan from the developer entailed a year-long timeline that that would have seen the building torn down piece by piece.

Mayor Latoya Cantrell said she plans to have the implosion done before French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest. 

Debris removal at the site is expected to take another two to three months. 

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