The 100-year old Wellington Hotel had sat vacant in downtown Albany for years and in order to get rid of an eye sore and also utilize the space it held in a more useful manner, it had to go. So, in August of 2014, the city of Albany got rid of it.

They didn't just get rid of it though, they did it with some pizzazz! 

A series of explosions that are typically only witnessed within the movies, happened right here in the Capital Region. Included below are a couple of different angles of the demolition, which is really loud yet cool to witness. Check out the colors that pour out of the space the windows once were...