Today, a symbol to everything wrong with Bethlehem Steel, and our economy, came down. A building that was built to shelter the executives of that company from the thousands of people over in the mills, was finally detonated. As the workers in those factories saw their jobs lost and wages cut, the people in the tower felt none of that. It was distant. When the company totally folded, they just left the tower empty, standing there to remind everyone of the fall of the great employer of thousands of middle class homes. It just sat there off of 378, a reminder of how those folks left people high and dry from their literal tower of privilege.
Bethlehem recovered very nicely. It’s a beautiful city. I’m glad they blasted that building off the map though.