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VIDEO: Abandoned air traffic control tower demolished

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The tower after the demolition. (Source: Submitted) The tower after the demolition. (Source: Submitted)
WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC) -

An air traffic control tower abandoned 36 years ago finally met its end.

The tower is located at West Memphis Airport, but it has not been used since 1981. That year, thousands of air traffic controllers lost their job after going on strike.

The group in charge of the tower said it has been working for decades to get federal funding to demolish it.

Finally, the group succeeded in securing the necessary $81,400. The tower was demolished on May 5. It is now being taken apart piece-by-piece and hauled away.

The demolition is making way for an expansion project at West Memphis Airport, which will allow for additional hangers in the near future.

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