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.
(Copyright (c) 2019 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)