• City of Bethlehem

Update on Martin Tower Demolition

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2019

Media Contact: Mayor Robert J. Donchez (610) 865-7100

Update on Martin Tower Demolition

On May 19, 2019, Martin Tower will be taken down through a controlled demolition. Many steps have been taken by the contractor to get to this point. Asbestos remediation has been completed. The DEP will be involved in the controlled demolition of the building. While still a towering structure, the building is a shell of what it once was, comprised of concrete and steel.

On the day of demolition, the DEP will be on site. The demolition time has yet to be determined, but will most likely take place during early morning day light hours. The property owners, City of Bethlehem and demolition experts, are working together on defining safe areas for viewing as well as restricted areas where no one shall be permitted. An area map will be provide at a later date and will include all street closures and restricted areas.

Additional information will be released in mid-April.

All necessary provisions to ensure the safety, health and welfare, of the public are being taken for this large undertaking. Check back with the City’s Martin Tower website for updates:

Update on Martin Tower Demolition Press Release