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Richmond office tower slated for demolition Saturday

(AP) A 21-story office building in downtown Richmond is scheduled for demolition on Saturday.

A 15-block zone around Dominion Energy’s One James River Plaza office tower will be closed before its scheduled implosion on May 30, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

The Richmond-based energy giant will be live streaming video of the demolition on its Facebook page. The company and Richmond authorities are warning residents to stay away from downtown that morning.

The company says downtown residents should remain indoors and keep their doors and windows shut an hour before and after the demolition.

The office building, completed in 1978, has been vacant since last fall, when Dominion moved employees and operations out of that building and into a new 20-floor office tower in downtown Richmond.

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