I don’t know what it is about watching implosions, but I can never get enough of them. The Morning News did a great job of showing us various views of the demise of the former Holiday Inn between Meadow and Royal on the east-side Central Expressway access road. The Holiday Inn once sat next to Troy Aikman Ford, which closed a few months ago. According to the News, Valencia Capital Management will be putting up an 83-acre mixed-use development on these two sites and others vacated by apartment demolitions; the development is slated to include high-rise condos (when the market improves, presumably), luxury townhomes, senior living complexes and medical office buildings. The News says the development will be completed by December 2009; I can guarantee you that’s a mistake, because completing an 83-acre development in 13 months would be like completing the new Cowboys stadium in three months — it’s not going to happen.

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