Six buildings gone in 30 seconds; American Airlines explosive new beginningSix buildings gone in 30 seconds; American Airlines explosive new beginninghttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=132512016-05-20T05:00:00Z2016-05-20T20:40:00Z

​​FORT WORTH - With one hundred pounds of dynamite and 300 pounds of shape charges, a former American Airlines headquarters complex will come down in about thirty seconds on May 20, 2016.

The Fort Worth-based carrier plans to implode its former headquarters, located on the west wide of Texas 360 at 13951 Trinity Blvd., at 1 p.m. as it prepares the 97-acre site for a new corporate campus.

There are six buildings totaling 331,000 sf that have been prepared for implosion by Dallas Demolition.

American first used the buildings as its headquarters in 1983 and then moved across Texas 360 into its existing headquarters on Amon Carter Blvd. in 1990.

Its Sabre Holdings division was housed in the old facility until it was spun off and moved to Southlake.

The buildings were subleased and have been vacant since 2009.

The carrier expects to break ground on its new corporate campus this summer, with completion expected by fall 2018.

The new headquarters will be just south of its new operations center, which opened last year.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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