Over the weekend, Frankfort, Kentucky demolished their tallest building.


The Capital Plaza Tower was build in 1972 and sits 28-stories tall. The beast’s demolition will make room for new businesses.

But it gets extra cool – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin didn’t push the demolition button himself, instead he auctioned it off on eBay with all the proceeds going to a charity founded by his wife. The #WeAreKY Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the state’s foster children. The winning bid was from A.J. Stivers, with a price tag of $15,000. Stivers owns a company that provides on-site vision and hearing exams to schools across Kentucky.

Thankfully no buses were spotted on the premises.

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