Martin Tower was the global headquarters of the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation and is the tallest building in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
In the explosives and demolition industries, local, state and federal regulations apply to protect the public's safety. The crews are to monitor the air quality before, during and after the implosion. For safety reasons, residents are encouraged to stay in the house and close all windows, doors and air intakes, as there may be dust in the area. Residents are also advised to turn off all exhaust fans, as they may carry dust to your home.
The following streets surrounding the tower are closed on Sunday during the implosion:
Timeline of the road closure
• The Bethlehem police close at 05:00 Eighth Avenue from Union Boulevard to Bradford Street.
• The Bethlehem Police close Eaton Avenue from Elizabeth Avenue to Ralston Road at 05:00.
• 5: 00: 00 The Bethlehem police closes exit ramps 378 North and South on Eighth Avenue.
• 6:00 am, the restricted area around the site is closed to the public.
• 6.30 am The Bethlehem Police begin closing Route 378 from Catasauqua Road to Main Street Ramp.
• At about 7:00 am, the Martin Tower will be destroyed by implosion if security and preparedness permit.
• At 7:10 pm, project members will conduct an assessment team to clear up clean up activities prior to
the opening of carriageways. All unaffected roads will reopen after being reviewed by the Bethlehem Police
• It is estimated that in the morning all public rights of way will be opened and the restricted area will be lifted.
You can not watch the implosion from your roof or fly your drone near the area from 6 to 8 am. However, you can watch the implosion live safely and conveniently from home at CBSPhilly.com. Check back at 7:00 on Sunday to watch the following live stream: