Video: 3...2...1...Mankato dorm towers imploded - Bring Me The News

Video: 3...2...1...Mankato dorm towers imploded


Hundreds gathered Saturday morning to watch the 12-story Gage dormitory towers at Minnesota State University, Mankato come crashing down.

The university got rid of the mid-1960s buildings after new facilities opened over the last few years.

The Associated Press reports the site will be redeveloped for parking.

Here's a close up from KSTP.

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