DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The 12-story Schwind Building at 27 South Ludlow St. came down in following a successful implosion Saturday morning.
The building is known to many as the site of the former Moraine Embassy Restaurant, and it's being cleared for a 200-apartment development by Student Suites, Inc., at the corner of South Ludlow St. and West Fourth St.
The implosion caused the building to fall on top of portions of nearby buildings also set for demolition.
The following street and sidewalk closures will be in effect while crews clean up the debris:
- Ludlow St. between Second St. and Fifth St.
- West Third St. and West Fourth St. between Main St. and Wilkinson St
- Southbound on Ludlow - between Second and Third and Eastbound
- Third between Third and Perry and Third and Wilkinson (customers please use Wright Stop Plaza)
- Westbound on Third at Third and Perry
- Third and Wilkinson (customers can go to Third at St. Mary Streets.)
- Shut off air intakes until the dust settles (i.e., air conditioning units)
- Close windows and doors for at least an hour after the implosion
- Cover outside electrical devices such as card readers, satellite dishes, etc.
- Temporarily remove parked cars to avoid dust residue
- Take other precautionary measures to avoid effects of the dust plume.
Most of the streets are expected to reopen by 9:00 a.m. However, Ludlow Street, between Third and Fourth Streets, is expected to remain closed all day.
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