A building on the National Register of Historic Places was demolished this month and a drone operator caught the entire thing on an incredible video.

I'm a sucker for this sort of thing; it really doesn't even seem real. It's like watching something out of the Avengers, the dust of the former Park Avenue Hotel in Detroit, billowing outward in giant, pillowy clouds.

From the author of the video:

Built in 1924, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. It was also known as Salvation Army Harbor Light Center. The building is also very well known by the large "Zombieland" graffiti which adorned its top. The building was acquired by the development arm of Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Historic District Commission approved its demolition to make room for the loading dock for the New Detroit Arena, which will become the new home of the Detroit Red Wings. The building was imploded on July 11, 2015.


Sad to see a historic building go, but from the perspective we get in the drone video, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot left within.