Watch: Jersey City high rise apartments imploded
Three buildings were imploded in Jersey City on Saturday morning as part of the revitalization of the Montgomery Gardens neighborhood.
Sounding like drums being banged, the explosives were triggered by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. After a pause three of the 6 buildings in the 50-year old housing project fell like dominoes one right after the other to cheers and applause. Residents in North Bergen could feel the implosion 7 miles away according to the Jersey Journal.
126 brand new units will be built on the land by Jersey City's housing authority which will be occupied by many former residents of Montgomery Gardens.
"For a long time, the residents of Montgomery Gardens have been left behind and this new development will change that. We are very sensitive that this is a bittersweet day for many because to so many residents this was home," said Fulop of the new development in a statement." For that reason, Montgomery Garden residents have been involved in every aspect of the planning and the feedback has been great with residents excited about returning to new affordable homes."