[VIDEO] Farewell to Macy's, aka the Foley's Building
The building was architect Kenneth Franzheim's best known work and he won an Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects in 1950. The original six-story Foley's Department Store building was updated to 10 stories in 1957. The Houston landmark came down at about 7:32 a.m. on Sunday, September 22nd after a series of booms that shook several downtown blocks. Macy's closed it's doors in downtown in March.
To view more photos of the implosion, check out our slideshow: Macy's Falls on the First Day of Fall.