Photo Courtesy of Andrew Craft At 2,000 ft, an old communications tower in Elizabethtown, N.C., becomes tallest structure to be felled by explosives. The operation was done at no cost, and proceeds of the scrap metal will go to the Green Beret Foundation. Related Links: Watch the implosion of the structural-steel tower in Elizabethtown, North Carolina. A demolition contractor imploded a 2,000-ft-tall structural-steel tower on Sept. 20 in Elizabethtown, N.C. The structure, the tallest in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River, had been used as a Raycom Media communications tower but became obsolete in 2008 when television station WECT
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