Two buildings imploded to make way for a 27-story tower in downtown Oklahoma City

BY STEVE LACKMEYERThe ground shook as 15 charges could be heard going off Sunday morning inside the 11-story Hotel Black and the eight-story Motor Hotel, setting off what some say may be the last such implosions downtown for the foreseeable future.
Chris Kates, owner of Midwest Wrecking, oversaw the job that his father, Ben Kates, had hoped to see before his death in July at age 63.Read more on NewsOK.com

BY STEVE LACKMEYER

The ground shook as 15 charges could be heard going off Sunday morning inside the 11-story Hotel Black and the eight-story Motor Hotel, setting off what some say may be the last such implosions downtown for the foreseeable future.

Chris Kates, owner of Midwest Wrecking, oversaw the job that his father, Ben Kates, had hoped to see before his death in July at age 63.
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