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Phoenix Hotel demolition, 1981

Posted on November 24, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by
The wrecking ball brought down part of the Phoenix Hotel on Nov. 17, 1981 in Lexington, Ky. The Phoenix was demolished in 1981 and 1982 by Wallace Wilkinson, who planned to use the site to construct the World Coal Center skyscraper. It was never built and the site eventually became the Park Plaza Apartments and Phoenix Park. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

A wrecking ball brought down part of the Phoenix Hotel on Nov. 17, 1981, in Lexington. The Phoenix was demolished in 1981 and 1982 by Wallace Wilkinson, who had planned to build the World Coal Center skyscraper on the site. It was never built, and the site eventually became the Park Plaza Apartments and Phoenix Park.  Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff

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