Tower in West Palm Beach, Fla., is set for demolition

02/11/2010 | Palm Beach Post (Fla.), The

A 30-story tower in West Palm Beach, Fla., is scheduled for demolition on Sunday, and the controlled implosion is expected to rank as the third-largest ever in the U.S. "Demolition is the single most dangerous component of construction," said Ron Lynn, director of development for Nevada's Clark County. "With that said, explosives is a much safer, more recommended method to conventional, wrecking ball demolition. You don't have people swarming the building, and it allows the building to go where you want it to go."

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