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SPI's 'leaning tower' to be demolished

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Ocean Tower

SPI's 'leaning tower' to be demolished

21 September 2009

Staff

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Sept. 21 - Ocean Tower, the 31-story building dubbed by many as the “leaning tower of South Padre Island," is to be demolished.

The 158-unit skyscraper, situated on the north end of the island, was sinking slowly into the sand.

The tower will be demolished, probably in mid-November, through implosion by Controlled Demolition, Inc., the company that set a Guinness World Record when it “imploded” the Seattle Kingdome.

“After careful consideration, we believe it is in the best interest of all parties involved, including the people of South Padre Island, to demolish Ocean Tower,” said Ocean Tower, LP, in a prepared statement.