RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Dominion Energy’s One James River Plaza building was imploded Saturday morning.
The old headquarters was located at 701 East Cary Street and had been a staple in downtown Richmond’s skyline since the 1970s. The 21-story building was recently replaced by a new headquarters next door.
Richmond reporter Kirk Nawrotzky was live at the demolition, which happened at 7 a.m. He said many people gathered in the surrounding area to watch the implosion.
Because it was a controlled demolition, Nawrotzky noted it took a few seconds to fall after the initial bags of the explosives inside went off. Officials said the dust from the explosion would take about an hour to settle.
He added he couldn’t really “feel” the explosion but he felt the sound of the explosion reverberate throughout his body.
“And now the skyline looks a lot different that’s for sure,” Kirk said.
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