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Tarentum's 'Leaning Tower' coming down

Eric Felack | Valley News Dispatch - The Leaning Tower of Tarentum is coming down. The building’s owner, Ron Gilliette Inc. of Harrison, began the demolition work Tuesday. A former laundromat that was condemned in 2009, the two-story brick building in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue was deemed by the borough to be in “imminent danger of collapse” in March. The structure has been tilted for decades; however, the lean became more pronounced over the past cold winter. Photo taken Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Eric Felack  |  Valley News Dispatch</em></div>The Leaning Tower of Tarentum is coming down. The building’s owner, Ron Gilliette Inc. of Harrison, began the demolition work Tuesday. A former laundromat that was condemned in 2009, the two-story brick building in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue was deemed by the borough to be in “imminent danger of collapse” in March. The structure has been tilted for decades; however, the lean became more pronounced over the past cold winter. Photo taken Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
Jason Bridge | Valley News Dispatch - Demolition crews from Ron Gilette Inc. begins to bring down brick on the 'Leaning Tower of Tarentum' along East Fourth Ave in Tarentum on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jason Bridge  |  Valley News Dispatch</em></div>Demolition crews from Ron Gilette Inc. begins to bring down brick on the 'Leaning Tower of Tarentum' along East Fourth Ave in Tarentum on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
Eric Felack | Valley News Dispatch - Standing atop a dirt pile, John Gilette directs the beginning of the demolition of the 'Leaning Tower of Tarentum' on Fourth Avenue in Tarentum of Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Eric Felack  |  Valley News Dispatch</em></div>Standing atop a dirt pile, John Gilette directs the beginning of the demolition of the 'Leaning Tower of Tarentum' on Fourth Avenue in Tarentum of Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

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The Leaning Tower of Tarentum is coming down. The building's owner, Ron Gilliette Inc. of Harrison, began the demolition work Tuesday. A former laundromat that was condemned in 2009, the two-story brick building in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue was deemed by the borough to be in “imminent danger of collapse” in March. The structure has been tilted for decades; however, the lean became more pronounced over the past cold winter.

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