Sears Catalog Warehouse

Sears Catalog Warehouse

When completed in September of 1925, the 1.1 million square foot Sears Mail Order Center in Kansas City, Missouri, handled catalog sales for Mid Western America.

Shortly after 7:00 AM, Central time, on June 01, 1997, Controlled Demolition Incorporated (CDI) of Baltimore, Maryland felled the massive 8 and 12-story tall Warehouse to clear the site for new development.

Approximately 2,700 lb. of explosives were placed in 2,918 holes on six levels of the structure. CDI’s delayed detonation of charges, the product of 50 years of explosives demolition experience, pulled the massive warehouse structure away from a U.S. Post Office facility only 18 -ft away without damage.

CDI acted as a specialty explosives subcontractor to Spirtas Wrecking Company of St. Louis, Missouri.