MDACC Houston Main Building Implosion

In 17 seconds, MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 21-story Houston Main Building (HMB) was successfully imploded. The HMB, which was located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, became the third-tallest building to be imploded in Texas. Broaddus & Associates was responsible for demolition planning, which included an extensive coordination effort with 39 adjacent property owners and seven regulatory agencies before final preparations for the implosion was complete.

The coordination effort took four months to complete and occurred concurrently with building preparation, which included stripping the interior and removing windows. The short-term plan for the site is to build a park for patients and employees with the long-term goal of constructing a new clinical building.