Here’s Where to Watch City Hall/Asarco Smokestacks Demolitions
El Paso’s skyline will never be the same after this weekend as both the Asarco smokestacks and the former City Hall building come crumbling down. Here’s your handy dandy Demolition Weekend guide — where to watch the implosions live and where to get updates.
First up are the Asarco smokestacks. Their demolition is scheduled for this Saturday, April 13, between 6:30 and 7 a.m.
On TV: All the local news stations, KFOX-TV, KTSM/KDBC, and KVIA will be televising the implosions live on their respective channels.
In Person: Murchison Park on Scenic Drive, Sun Bowl Drive behind the Sun Bowl pressbox, the office park off of Executive Center
Street closures: I-10 from Executive Center to Schuster Avenue will be closed beginning 15 minutes before the blast. Traffic will be diverted to Mesa Street. West Paisano Drive will be closed from Executive Center Boulevard to Ruhlen Court and Executive Center will be closed from Paisano Drive to Rio Bravo Street beginning at 5:30 a.m.
Demolition of the City Hall building is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sunday April 14.
On TV: All the local news stations, KFOX-TV and KVIA will be televising the implosions live on their respective channels.
In Person: Tom Lea Park off of Rim Road, outside of Union Plaza right next to the Union Plaza Train Depot, intersection of San Antonio and Durango, intersection of Franklin and Oregon
A couple of the Downtown hotels are planning viewing parties that include food and drinks. You can read more about the one the Doubletree is doing here.
And if the implosion times are not convenient for you, no worries. You can bet every news media outlet in town is going to re-run video ALL weekend long. By the end of business day Monday you’re going to be as sick of hearing about them as you are about the ballpark that’s going up where City Hall once stood.