TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) – If you lived at Rose Towers, as many graduates of the University of Alabama have over the years, hang on to your memories. The building itself is no more.
Wednesday morning, crews set off 400 pounds of explosives to implode the 43-year-old residence hall. The entire process took about 15 seconds, from the time the explosives started to go off to the time the last of the building collapsed.
The area is very dusty now, and that is expected to settle in a few hours. Debris cleanup will take approximately two months. The University will build the second phase of the Presidential Village Residential Community on the site.