| The countdown reached
zero and the flashes of light from the initiation system could
be plainly seen, marching across the floors of the hotel.
Thirteen seconds later, Hyatt Regency West settled gracefully
to a heap of rubble, surrounded by an active airport.
Five minutes after the Hotel settled into a pile of rubble,
the army of dust control personnel radioed to let the airport
know that no dust settled on the runways or the terminal area.
Dallas Fort Worth Regional airport returned to business as usual.
|No two implosion projects
are the same, and this one was no exception. The success
of any of them would not be possible without the combined efforts
of all who are involved. We at Dykon Blasting would like
to thank everyone for their support and cooperation which contributed
to the overall success of this implosion.
| Through the years,
it has been our privilege of working with many fine organizations.
The magnitude of this project extends far beyond the implosion
of a single building. This implosion project was conducted
in harmony with a massive construction project which is well under
way at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. Dozens of contractors
and other entities are working in conjunction on this project.
Thousands of workers were working alongside and near us as we
worked on this project.
|The Dallas Fort Worth
Airport provided round the clock security for our operations and
we are grateful for their support and trust in us.
|Cherry Demolition has
been a long time client of Dykon Blasting. Their professionalism
and dedication to excellence is directly reflected in the success
of this project. We would like to express our thanks to
Leonard Cherry and his fine organization who provided enormous
support during this project.
|Austin Commercial is
heading up this entire construction project. Their cooperation
and support allowed us to complete our part of this project safely
and on schedule. Our thanks go out to the fine folks at
Austin Commercial as well.
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