Jacksonvilles former City Hall building implosion shatters nearby windows

first_imgJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WSVN) — The former City Hall building in Jacksonville came crumbling down within seconds, but not without complications.After being there for almost 60 years, the 15-story building was destroyed on Sunday.However, the building’s implosion caused window damage to other buildings in the surrounding area, as well as car alarms to go off.Jud Miller, a nearby business owner, was inside his business when the building crumbled down.“The windows were flexing,” Miller said. “I was like ‘Oh, God, this is not a good idea. Maybe I shouldn’t be in here.’”The force of the blast was so strong it dislodged a news camera inside the building next door.Nearly a dozen windows were shattered at the neighboring Blackstone Building. Windows in condos above were also busted out. “We went upstairs and just checked it out,” Miller said. “Not much of anything – two windows this close. Those guys did a good job.”A city spokesperson said the implosion went according to plan, and that any damage would be addressed and promptly repaired by the contractor.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more