Caught this story in some of my Intel search feeds this morning – apparently, Intel started building a 5 story office building in downtown Austin, Texas back around the turn of the century. When the bubble popped around that time, and the tech economy went south, construction on the building was halted in February 2001.
Apparently, it’s been sitting in its unfinished, ugly state for the intervening 6 years, and the city of Austin finally wants rid of it. It’s going to be demolished/imploded on Feb. 25, 2007. You can see an aerial photo of the building on Google Maps here. That is pretty ugly. Kind of embarrassing to have it sitting around like that for so long.
Hopefully we’ll get some good video of the implosion – you can bet I’ll find it and post it.