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Sunday, March 11, 2018

WATCH: Frankfort's Tallest Building Blown Up

Frankfort's tallest building is no more. 

Capital Plaza, the 28-story building is the 12th tallest building in Kentucky and is the tallest Kentucky building not in Louisville or Lexington.

Gov. Matt Bevin auctioned off the chance to, in his words, “blow up bureaucracy.”

The winning bid was $15,000 and proceeds from the auction will benefit First Lady Glenna Bevin’s foundation #WeAreKY! Inc, which aims to improve the lives of Kentucky’s vulnerable children and families.

The first lady said in the release that proceeds will specifically be used “to further the work of the foundation and to provide support for Kentucky foster care and adoption initiatives.”

Opened in 1972 and rising more than 330 feet above Mero Street, the building housed various state offices until its final tenants departed in October 2016. Following its implosion, the area will be redeveloped with another state office building.

Video courtesy John Hodgson.

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