Skeletal ‘1515’ building to be imploded Feb. 14
The building at 1515 South Flagler Drive will be imploded on Valentines Day from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Yes. Valentines Day. Too bad single people can’t partake in the explosion process because I can only imagine the amount of repressed anger that could relieve. Regardless, I will be present to take pictures! Ok, back to the real news here.
The noise resulting from the explosives will be in the range of 100 to 125 decibels (the sound of a rock concert) for about 8 seconds around 9 a.m. Residents of the surrounding area (Norton Park Place, Viking Arms, Rapallo North) are required to vacate their homes by 6 a.m. Security sweeps will be conducted to verify residents have evacuated.
Doug Wise, an employee of the construction services department of the City of West Palm Beach said that a licensed window repair company will be standing by in case the implosion causes broken windows in nearby apartments.
Local residents are expected to feel a slight shock, but nothing too serious.
The developer, Trinity LLC is providing a breakfast at the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus at 6 a.m.