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Sullivan Tower Imploded In Downtown Nashville

Posted at 10:26 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 18:23:36-04

The Nashville skyline took on a slightly new look as Sullivan Tower crumbled.

The building was imploded at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Parts of it had been demolished over the last few months, but the rest of it came down during the implosion at 9th Avenue North and Commerce Street.

A crowd gathered to watch the implosion, which the demolition company said was an effort to reduce further community disruption and to prevent future traffic congestion from prolonged road closures.

Covers were placed on the building to keep pieces of it from flying into other buildings.

The main LifeWay building, Draper Tower, came down in January. Around 600 pounds of explosives brought the building down in under ten seconds.

Photos: Sullivan Tower Imploded In Downtown Nashville

The entire campus was sold in 2015 to a real estate investment firm with plans to build a billion-dollar development called Nashville Yards.

A music venue, hotel, and eight stories of multi-family apartments were just part of the plan to transform the 15-acre property in the heart of downtown Nashville.

Before and during Saturday’s implosion, the roads surrounding Sullivan Tower were shut down to traffic.