Tipping Point: Watch A 178-Foot Water Tower In Plano Keel Over | KERA News

Tipping Point: Watch A 178-Foot Water Tower In Plano Keel Over

Jun 15, 2015

A 30-year-old water tower no longer serves as a Plano landmark after a demolition crew "tipped" the structure Monday morning. 

The obsolete giant had to make way for Legacy West, "an exciting new development, which will include shops, restaurants, residential living, a high-rise hotel and the Liberty Mutual Insurance campus," according to a city news release

The tower, which hadn't been used since 2010, stood near Highway 121 and the Dallas North Tollway. It was tipped -- cut at the base, like a tree -- by Demolition, Inc. of Romeo, Michigan.

Watch this recording of the longtime tower's slow and mighty descent. 

And here's a video from the City of Plano showing close-up shots of the crew cutting the base of the tower. 

Editor's note: The City of Plano's press release said the tower was 900-feet-tall, but it is actually 178 feet.