VIDEO: Two cranes implode at Hard Rock Hotel collapse site

Officials say now their mission is to recover the remains of two victims who died due to the collapse.

by Matthew Hinton
October 23, 2019

A little more than a week after the construction site of the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed in downtown New Orleans, two unstable cranes were imploded Sunday.

Officials say now their mission is to recover the remains of two victims who died due to the collapse. Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she expects the entire construction site to be demolished, but there is no timetable on when that will happen yet.

Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer. Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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