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Salt Lake City Int'l Airport sends 'Delta Tower' tumbling

Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 22:09:24-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A mass of steel and concrete, known as the "Delta Tower," came down at the Salt Lake City International Airport Monday, marking the transition into phase two of the Airport Redevelopment Program.

"It's just kind of a special day for everybody in moving forward with phase two," said Mike Williams, program director of the Airport Redevelopment Program.

SLC airport sends 'Delta Tower' tumbling

(Video courtesy of Avalanche Studios and Salt Lake City International Airport)

At over 80 feet tall, the Delta Tower — known officially as the "terminal two ramp control tower" — was built in 1990. It is one of the last remaining structures from the original airport.

SLC Airport Delta Tower

Airport spokeswoman Nancy Volmer tells FOX 13 that the expedited demolition timeline is estimated to reduce the total cost of phase two by up to $300 million.

WATCH: One last look inside the old Salt Lake City Airport before it is demolished

"Delta Tower" at SLC Airport torn down

(Video courtesy of Cathy Tidwell)

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