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October 22, 2014, 10:27 am
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Sankey Hi-Rise South Tower Collapses

It took an additional 8 hours, but the south tower of the Sankey Hi-Rise complex finally came down Tuesday evening.


The north tower came down about 15 minutes after the scheduled demolition time, but it took nearly 8 additional hours for the south tower to collapse.


The demolition company said that there was a sturdy wall that didn’t allow for the structure to collapse right away after being blasted with explosives.


Houses closest to the site were evacuated during the demolition.


The Springfield Housing Authority spent $1.7 million on the demolition and they hope to start on a new housing project for that area in the next year and a half.


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