Watch: Defunct Bethlehem Steel headquarters imploded
A huge piece of Pennsylvania history is destroyed on Sunday.
The 21st-story building.
The 21st-story building what composed of 16,000 tons of materials.
Although the 47-year-old building had been vacated for a dozen years after the country's second-largest steelmaker went out of business, Bethlehem Steel once represented the height of America's power and profitability in
The building's own power station.
The old building of the Bethlehem Steel Building was imploded on Sunday. “/>
The old Bethlehem Steel building was imploded on Sunday.
Plan calls for a $ 200 million development of space with medical offices, retail stores, a restaurant, a convenience store, a hotel and 528 apartments, according to the Associated Press.
Bethlehem Steel was a supplier of ships and Armaments to the US military during World War II, and its steel is found in the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, and many other landmarks.
The company moved into its new corporate headquarters in 1
972, shortly before the U.S. Steel industry plunged into a severe recession. Martin Steel opened, declared bankruptcy in 2001 and closed for good two years later.
As of 2018, America produced the fifth largest amount of steel in the world, behind China, India, Japan and the European Union.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.