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Sept. 17, 2004

Olin Hall Demolition Timeline

Following is the sequence of events that will occur on Saturday, September 25 prior to the demolition of Olin Hall on the University of Louisiana at Monroe Campus.

This is based on weather conditions and crowd control. We will have special areas designated for media. If you are interested in filming the implosion, please call for more information on these locations.

8:00 a.m. Controlled Demolition Incorporated (CDI) personnel will visually inspect each level of Olin Hall to insure that the structure is clear of personnel.

8:15 a.m. The University Police Department will set up barricades and secure the safety area, a 1,000 square foot parameter around Olin Hall.

8:30 a.m. CDI will check and perform final hook-ups of electrical circuitry for implosion operations.

8:45 a.m. Seismographs will be set up.

9:00 a.m. Security area will be totally closed to the public.

9:15 a.m. A command post will be established at a predetermined location. In attendance will be representatives from CI, Anderson Excavation, ULM and the University Police.

9:45 a.m. Area security will be checked by University Police.

9:55 a.m. University Police will confirm that the security area is clear.

9:58 a.m. Two long sirens will indicate two-minutes to blast.

9:59 a.m. A 10-second siren will be sounded to designate that it is 1-minute before the implosion.

9:59:45 a.m. Three 2-second sirens will indicate that it is 15 seconds prior to detonation.

9:59:50 a.m. An audible countdown (10, 9, 8) over a loudspeaker will be preformed.

10:00 a.m. Implosion of Olin Hall

10:05 a.m. CDI and Anderson will inspect the demolition area and sound two short signals to designate an "all clear".

10:30 a.m. (approximately) Roads into the ULM campus will reopen.

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