Implosion: Tallest Building In Kentucky’s Capital Demolished

The 28-story Capital Plaza Tower falls during a controlled demolition in Frankfort, Ky., on Sunday. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)

The tallest building in Kentucky’s capital city came crashing down in a controlled implosion Sunday, delighting thousands of onlookers who quickly scurried away to avoid the dust cloud that billowed overhead.

Sunday’s demolition of the 28-story Capital Plaza Tower will make way for a new modern five-story office building and its 1,100-spot parking garage. The tower opened in 1972 as a state office building and closed in 2016.