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Boom goes the dynamite! Officials implode building in Woodlands

Building had been vacant

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – Officials cleaned up streets surrounding the once-standing Anadarko Timberloch building after it was imploded Sunday morning. 

Barricades were placed, streets were blocked off and authorities stood around the perimeter of the building when it took a plunge at 7 a.m.

The former Anadarko building housed Anadarko Petroleum employees before those employees were moved to the newer Hackett Tower, officials said. 

In 2010, the business posted a news release stating that the building had been awarded the LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. 

This certification is awarded to businesses that attempt to conserve energy through light, water, energy and other materials. 

This story comes from KPRC in Houston

Officials said the building was vacant and that it was more cost-efficient to tear the building down instead of maintaining a vacant building. 

Officials said now that the building is gone, they have the flexibility to build something more suitable for their future campus.

And there it goes! #Timber #Timberloch #Building #implosion @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/mRO6FdZF7M pic.twitter.com/ARGvtIotE0

— Sophia Beausoleil (@kprc2sophiab) April 9, 2017

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