Frankfort's Capital Plaza Tower Comes Down

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The tallest building in Kentucky's capital city has been demolished in a controlled implosion, delighting thousands of onlookers who quickly scurried away to avoid the dust cloud billowing overhead.

Sunday's demolition of the 28-story Capital Plaza Tower will make way for a new modern five-story office building. The tower was opened in 1972 as a state office building and closed in 2016.

Gov. Matt Bevin did not push the ceremonial plunger to start the demolition. Instead, he auctioned off that right on eBay, with all proceeds going to benefit a charity started by his wife. The winning bid was $15,000.

 

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