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Vacant Richmond office tower brought down with implosion

(AP) A 21-story office tower in downtown Richmond was brought to the ground May 30 in an early morning implosion.

The Dominion Energy-owned building known as One James River Plaza came down around 7 a.m. at its  location on East Cary Street.

The building, completed in 1978, has been vacant since last fall when Dominion moved employees and operations into a new 20-floor office tower on East Canal Street in downtown Richmond. That 960,000-square-foot building houses more than 1,200 employees.

A company spokesman says Dominion hasn’t made a final decision on whether to build a second office tower. Plans call for that new building to have 17 floors with a skybridge connecting it to the tower that Dominion just completed.

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