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With a morning boom, BGE's landmark gas holder became a local memory
With a morning boom, BGE's landmark gas holder became a local memory

As the clock ticked down Sunday, the morning clouds disappeared, as if they were in on the months-long planning that went into the destruction of Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s final natural-gas holding silo. Then, as if someone were turning on Christmas lights, the rings of the cylinder blinked with 420 explosive charges. It took a moment for the noise — like thunder after lightning pierces the sky – for the rat-ta-tat-tat to reach the observers on the roof of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute across the Jones Falls Expressway. And in less than the 7 seconds predicted, the 258-foot-tall hollow steel structure was reduced to a pile of rubble, about 25 feet high. ...

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