WATCH: Vanderbilt Carmichael Tower Implosion

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Carmichael Towers (Courtesy: Vanderbilt University)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The tower came down. Crews successfully imploded Carmichael Tower 3 Saturday at 9 a.m.

The implosion of the 14-story tower lasted 11-seconds. An estimated 400 pounds of explosives were used to trigger the implosion.

Carmichael Tower 3 was a residence hall for undergraduate students and was named in memory of the university’s third Chancellor, Oliver Cromwell Chandler. With it’s removal, and Carmichael Tower 4 later this summer, Vanderbilt University will build three new residential colleges.

Vanderbilt has created merchandise to mark the day and milestone for the school. Click here to take look.

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