1515 Tower

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1515 Tower (originally The Arkona) was a former residential high-rise in West Palm Beach, Florida. Completed in 1974, it was the second tallest building in West Palm Beach with 30 stories and rising 98 metres (322 ft).[1] 1515 Tower was heavily damaged during Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Jeanne in 2004 and was subsequently vacated. The facade was heavily damaged as a result of the storms, and on August 1, 2006, the city issued a demolition order.[2] The building was demolished by use of explosives, colloquially called implosion, on Sunday, February 14, 2010.[3] 1515 Tower was the third tallest building in the United States to be imploded.[4] There have been several proposals for a new building at the site at 1515 Flagler Drive.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Tower 1515, West Palm Beach". Skyscraper Source Media Inc. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "1515 Tower". Emporis. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ Andrew Abramson (February 12, 2010). "Taking down 1515 Tower: No implosion, not quite explosion". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Abramson, Andrew (February 10, 2010). "The 1515 tower implosion: Life's a blast for this building-busting clan". Palm Beach Post. Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved February 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ Alexandra Clough (November 25, 2014). "It's back to the drawing board for former 1515 condo in WPB". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ Alexandra Clough (September 10, 2015). "Is downtown West Palm land too expensive?". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved October 8, 2015. 

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