BOOM: Philly High-Rise Comes Down

After 59 years, it took only 7 seconds to bring down the public-housing Queen Lane High-Rise Apartments in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.

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Around 7:17 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, the building was imploded.
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The Philadelphia Housing Authority's Queen Lane High-Rise Apartments stood for 59 years in Philadelphia's Germantown neighborhood.
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Philadelphia Housing Authority
Around 7:17 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, the building was imploded.
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It took just seconds for the high-rise to fall.
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The plume of smoke following the implosion.
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Philadelphia Housing Authority
New mixed-use housing will be built on the site.
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