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WATCH: Smokestacks at former Tonawanda Coke plant imploded

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Tonawanda Coke stacks, which have been a part of the waterfront view for years, just came down in a boom this morning.

For many, they’re symbols of struggle and illness, and leaders say a lot of planning went into today.

Leaders prepare for Tonawanda Coke’s smokestacks to come down

The three smokestacks at the closed facility were imploded by dynamite.

Here’s a ground-level look at the implosion:

Taking a closer look at Tonawanda Coke’s turbulent history ahead of smokestack implosion

The plant suddenly shutdown in October 2018 after filing for bankruptcy.

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