Old Amway Arena Set To Be DestroyedBeyond UCF — By Jacob Sadowsky on March 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm
The old Amway Arena at Central Florida’s Downtown Orlando is set to be imploded on the morning of March 25.
The $100 million center opened in 1989 and now has plans to be destroyed and turned into a creative village. The city has signed with Creative Village Development to build a hub for digital media businesses next to the University of Central Florida’s school for emerging media according to Wesh 2 News.
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The implosion is expected to take around 15 seconds with the roof imploding first followed by the rest of the main supports.
The demolition is reported to cost nearly $2 million, but city officials say it costs nearly $750,000 per year to maintain it as it is.
The building is set to be destroyed at around 7:30 a.m. on March 25.
WATCH LIVE VIDEO BELOW OF THE IMPLOSION STARTING AT 6 A.M.: