Nearly 50-year-old Capital Plaza Tower imploded

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - The Capital Plaza Tower in Frankfort is no more.

Courtesy: WKYT

The building stood as the tallest office building in Kentucky for 46 years. However, it took just 30 seconds for it to turn the 28-story building into a pile of rubble during the implosion on Sunday.

Many people said they attended the implosion to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

"We just want to watch the building, brought the kids with us they seem to be really excited about it," said Erin and Ryan Root who watched the implosion.

"We’ve seen videos on buildings getting destroyed so we thought it would be interesting seeing it in person," Collin Moore who also watched the implosion said.

A few spectators even traveled from far away to witness the event.

"That was really cool, actually it was better than I thought, I didn’t know it was going to be that quick coming down. All that power and energy to it was really neat," said Brian Gibson who traveled from Ohio to watch the implosion.

The building that will replace the Capital Plaza Tower is set to open in January of 2020.



 
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