Office workers in Downtown Silver Spring have blasting fever! Who wouldn't be jealous of those working in the NOAA buildings next to the future Silver Spring Transit Center - not because their days get interrupted by construction-related explosions next door, but because they're all making videos about it. YouTube "silver spring transit center" and you'll find four different clips of bedrock being blown to bits.
Reader Manfre sends us this video of the blasting, which will continue through the spring, made by NOAA meterologist Brian Klein ("in his spare time," he notes) and set to the 1812 Overture. Nothing says America like explosions! As for the Transit Center, expect to see the state of Maryland's second-largest transportation hub (which we wrote about last fall) open for its 97,000 daily users some time in 2011.