The tallest building in Frankfort, Kentucky, was imploded March 11, a report by USA Today says. The 28-story Capital Plaza Office Tower was demolished to make way for a new 385,500-square foot, 1,500 employee office building and 1,206-space parking structure.
Dynamite was used to implode the building, which went down in seconds, the report says. A crowd gathered to watch the implosions and cheered once the building collapsed.
Frankfort Gov. Matt Bevin and his wife auctioned off the opportunity to start the implosion with a ceremony, the report says. Andrew Stivers of Shelbyville won the auction with a $15,000 bid. The bid will go to Glenna’s foundation #WeAreKY! Inc., an organization that works to support statewide foster care and adoption initiatives.
Stivers operates Quality Care for Kids, a group of ophthalmologists, pediatricians and trained technicians who provide vision and hearing exams to schools in the state based in Shelbyville.
According to the report, Capital Plaza Office Tower opened in 1972 and closed in 2016.