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Watch: Two historic Cape Canaveral launch towers demolished

Explosives were used to bring down two aging launch towers at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, July 12, 2018.

Launch Complex 17 has been a part of the United States space program for more than 50 years and last hosted a launch seven years ago. The complex was the starting point for more than 300 launches.

The cost of the demolition and cleanup project is estimated at around $2 million, which will include removing and recycling about 1,700 tons of steel and two thousand tons of concrete.