UPDATE! When I asked the question – what will happen to the historic Foley’s building? – in my At the Heart of Texas – Foley’s post just a little over 6 months ago, I had a gut feeling this building/company, which played a major role in Houston’s retail history, would be gone sooner than later. I was right! This 65-year-old landmark building was imploded this morning (September 23, 2013) in downtown Houston.
I was actually heading out of the downtown area just as the implosion took place. As much as I wanted to stay and see this demolition in person, I didn’t think it was a good idea simply because I knew once the building came down, there would be a massive cloud of dust and smoke that would blanket the downtown area for miles. That is exactly what happened. Many folks who were standing and observing this event at street-level soon found themselves running for cover as fast as they could once the dust and smoke started billowing up and out.
WOW! What a sight, huh?!
The implosion was a success and quite bittersweet to watch!
Ecclesiastes 3: 1 — “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” 
1. Ecclesiastes. (1999). In Ecclesiastes 3. The Holy Bible: King James Version. Retrieved September 23, 2013, from http://www.bartleby.com/108/21/3.html