New Orleans, La. - State and city officials are making plans for the July 22nd implosion of the old Pallas Hotel. There were some concerns that the implosion might have to be postponed, following a two-alarm fire at the building Thursday night.
On Tuesday, State Police and the city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency preparedness are planning a press conference to outline plans, which include street closures and evacuation plans in downtown New Orleans.
The demolition, set for the old hotel at the corner of Claiborne and Canal Streets is being done to make way for the University Medical Center.
The city will execute a mandatory evacuation of several blocks around the site in the early morning on July 22nd, and streets will be closed to pedestrians and traffic.