I don't know what it is about watching implosions, but I can never get enough of them. The Morning News did a great job of showing us various views of the demise of the former Holiday Inn between Meadow and Royal on the eastside Central Expressway access road. The Holiday Inn once sat next to Troy Aikman Ford, which closed a few months ago. According to the News, Valencia Capital Management will be putting up an 83-acre mixed-use development on these two sites and others vacated by apartment demolitions; the development is slated to include high-rise condos (when the market improves, presumably), luxury townhomes, senior living complexes and medical office buildings. The News says the development will be completed by December 2009; I can guarantee you that's a mistake, because completing an 83-acre development in 13 months would be like completing the new Cowboys stadium in three months — it's not going to happen.