Demo Watch: Here’s a Short Video of an Excavator Eating a Building

Demolition at the future site of the SLS International Hotel & Residences is underway.

Welp, it looks like demolition at the future home of the SLS International Hotel & Residences is officially underway at Broad and Cypress Street (Spruce). That’s not at all surprising, considering developer Carl Dranoff along with the rest of his “Dream Team” – sbe’s Sam Nazarian, hit-makers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and star interior designer Philippe Starck – held a flashy press conference recently to officially welcome Starck and celebrate the history of the site. Dranoff called the project a “new gold standard” for the site,

referencing its former life as the birthplace of the Sound of Philadelphia. When complete, the 47-story SLS will be the tallest residential building in the state and feature 90-luxury condos atop a 152-room SLS hotel.

This amazing video comes from James Price, a Philly area Realtor behind the Building Philly Facebook page. It’s sped up and shows what looks like an excavator chomping down on the top of the building. Naked Philly has another set of photos, if you’re interested.
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