Thanks in advance!!
13 March 2005 22:29
One of Dublin's most famous landmarks was demolished by controlled explosion this morning.
McDermott Tower was the first of Ballymun's tower blocks to be demolished in this way.
The tower, on Ballymun's main street, was 15 storeys high and once contained 90 flats.
Thirty separate detonations were triggered in the building, bringing it down in five seconds and leaving around 8,500 tonnes of rubble. A 100-metre exclusion zone had been put in place for safety reasons.
A hotel will eventually be built in its place.
Six blocks of flats in Ballymun have already been taken down by special equipment.
McDermott Tower was the only one suitable for a controlled explosion because of the open space around it. It took six weeks to prepare the building for demolition.
Today's event was overshadowed by the death last month of one of the demolition workers, who died while removing a staircase in the tower.
Bruce Springsteen gave an AWESOME speech...very very good introduction speech. And all 4 of them talked! BBono and Edge talked for a while, Larry's was short and Adam talked for a bit.
Then they played Until the End of the World, Pride, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Bruce joined them on the guitar and singing), and then Vertigo.
It was awesome!! And definitely worth the sitting for 4 hours. lol how did I know U2 would be last?
maybe cause they save the best for last. lol of course that's why.
Really though, Bruce Springsteen's speech was amazing. He did an awesome job inducting them.
And Bono with the champagne....I think that was my favorite part.
I can't wait til they air it on VH1 on Saturday.
just thought I'd share...
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Also, if you're going to Milwaukee... Viva la Wisconsin!
This morning, we both tried for MSG tix, only to put in our codes and have them rejected as having already been used. I just tried using my code for Salt Lake and got the same message.
Bono, Ali, and Rogan appeared on the NBC Today Show this morning. This link can take you to the Today Show page where there is an article and the complete 7 minute segment shown with Katie Couric. I actually woke up to a very pleasant surprise on the Today Show this morning. Hope this hasn't already been posted
Tomorrow, when the pre-sale starts for U2.com members, I was wondering if anyone could check for me and see if floor tickets are still available for the Saturday Atlanta Show.
I'm just curious what my chances are for this weekend at getting general admission tickets when the sale goes public.
i really want to bring a u2 song, but my class does not have the smartest people so it cant be too difficult. (scratch half the songs i was originally planning).
if i cant think of a good u2 song, i will probably bring in jimmy eat world's "your new aesthetc" since i love what it stands for.