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Building implosion ... and fireworks too!

The Wellington Annex in Albany, collapses in a picture perfect implosion by Jackson Demolition of Schenectady as seen from the roof of the Albany County Office building Saturday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
The Wellington Annex in Albany, collapses in a picture perfect implosion by Jackson Demolition of Schenectady as seen from the roof of the Albany County Office building Saturday.
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Judy McGlone was giddy before watching the Wellington Hotel Annex come down Saturday morning. “Would you like to know why?” asked McGlone, who arrived an hour early at the Empire State Plaza with her daughter Lauren, 25, to watch the implosion planned for 9:30 a.m. “I lived there.” She laughed, but she wasn’t kidding. The 57-year-old Albany woman said she lived in the building as a junior at SUNY Albany in 1977 “because there was ...


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