The Wellington Annex in downtown Albany is now on track to come down next Thursday.
Columbia Development has obtained a permit from the city of Albany to implode the 11-story abandoned building as construction crews will be moving into the area around Eagle and Howard to begin work on the $66 million Albany Capital Center.
Plans call for the demolition to take place on Thursday morning "after morning peak traffic has settled."
Maryland-based Controlled Demolition will be working the project. They're known for bringing down numerous structures including the Kingdome in Seattle and the old JL Hudson Building in Detroit.
Traffic Advisory - Road Closures and Parking Restrictions
Columbia Development Companies have announced plans to implode the Wellington Annex on the morning of Thursday, August 21. Therefore, the following road closures and parking restrictions are announced for August 21, 2014 in the City of Albany.
August 21, 2014 12:01AM - approximately 1PM
State Street, both sides from S. Swan Street to Eagle Street
State Street, both sides from Eagle Street to Lodge Street
State Street, north side from N. Pearl Street to Lodge Street
Park Street, both sides from Lancaster Street to State Street
Eagle Street, both sides from Lancaster Street to State Street
Howard Street, both sides from N. Pearl Street to Eagle Street
S. Pearl Street, both sides from State Street to Hudson Avenue
Market Street, both sides from S. Pearl Street to Eagle Street
Lodge Street, both sides from Beaver Street to State Street
Wendell Street, both sides from Howard Street to Beaver Street
August 21, 2014 7AM - approximately 1PM
The following roadways will be closed to all vehicular traffic:
Howard Street between Lodge Street and Eagle Street
Lodge Street between Beaver Street and State Street
Wendell Street between Beaver Street and Howard Street
August 21, 2014 9:30AM - approximately 1PM
Eagle Street between Madison Avenue and Pine Street
State Street between Eagle Street and Pearl Street
State Street between S. Swan Street and Eagle Street
Park Street between Lancaster Street and State Street
Lodge Street between Pine Street and State Street
Norton Street between Green Street and S. Pearl Street
Beaver Street between Wendell Street and Green Street
Hudson Avenue between Green Street and S. Pearl Street
Howard Street between Lodge Street and S. Pearl Street
Market Street between S. Pearl Street and Eagle Street
Grand Street between Phillip Street and Market Street
Additional Information and Advisory:
All pedestrian traffic within the road closures listed above will be prohibited at all of the closure points at 9:30AM until approximately 1PM.
It is recommended that motorists seek alternate routes around the above listed road closures to avoid delays.