June 1, 2014. Above is a video and below are photos of the implosion of Winkler Hall on Sunday morning.
The 11-story residence hall, which housed 132 students, was built in 1974. According to a release from ASU, “The cost to renovate Winkler Hall proved to be impractical, [and] the building is being razed. The site will be analyzed as a potential location for a new residence hall.”
While Falcon Engineering Inc. was the designer in charge of the implosion performed by Contract Drilling and Blasting LLC., D.H. Griffin Company has identified a 1,000-foot perimeter that only authorized personnel were able to enter.
This perimeter extended to portions of Rivers Street and Stadium Drive, and from Bodenheimer Drive to the former Broyhill Events Center. Only essential vehicles were allowed to access Stadium Drive from 6 a.m. to 30 minutes following the blast.
For more on this demolition and Winkler Hall, click here.
Video and Photos by Dave Mayo