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Mother Nature expected to cooperate for Martin Tower implosion

It’s looking like a nice morning to demolish a building.By 7 a.m. Sunday, which is when the 21-story Martin Tower in Bethlehem is scheduled to be imploded, it should be around 64 degrees with a 5-mph breeze and only a 13% chance of rain, according to information from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J.In the run-up to the planned demolition of the former Bethlehem Steel world headquarters, contractors had said weather such as heavy fog or a thunderstorm could delay the implosion.Check out the Martin Tower implosion safety zones and detour plansBut, it appears, Mother Nature won’t buy Martin Tower any additional time as the Lehigh Valley’s tallest building.Later in the day Sunday, the weather could change.There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.As we move into Sunday night, that chance increases, with the National Weather Service noting the potential for thunderstorms that could bring “locally damaging winds.”By that time, however, Martin Tower will just be a memory.Morning Call reporter Jon Harris can be reached at 610-820-6779 or at jon.harris@mcall.com
Source: Morningcall

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