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Capital Plaza Tower, 1978

Posted on March 11, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

The 28-story Capital Plaza Tower in downtown Frankfort as seen on June 19, 1978. The tower, Frankfort’s tallest building, was completed in 1972 and served as a state office building until 2016. The tower is scheduled to be imploded this afternoon at 1:30pm. Lexington developer-contractor team CRM/D.W. Wilburn began work on Capital Plaza redevelopment in December when they won a “built-to-suit” contract from the state. Under the contract the company will level the area and build a 5-story 385,500 square-foot replacement state office building. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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