CHELSEA, MASS. (WHDH) - The iconic Soldiers’ Home water tower in Chelsea was ripped to the ground Wednesday after standing high above the community for 60 years.
Two bulldozers toppled the red-and-white checkered landmark in just a matter of seconds to make room for a new care facility for veterans, according to Soldiers’ Home Director Timothy Leazott.
The 145-foot structure crashed to the ground in a parking lot and remained in one piece.
The tower was built in 1958, according to the Globe. It was decommissioned in 2011.
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