Museum selling bricks from Bethlehem Steel's demolished HQ

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 2, 2019 3:24 PM

Martin Tower was constructed in the shape of a plus sign to maximize the number of corner offices for Bethlehem Steel's executives. (Matt Smith for Keystone Crossroads)

(Bethlehem) -- Bethlehem Steel's former world headquarters is gone, but fans of the defunct steelmaker can now get their hands on a piece of the demolished landmark.

The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem is selling commemorative bricks from Martin Tower. The 21-story building was imploded in May to make way for a $200 million mixed-use development.

The bricks came from the building's loading dock and parking deck. The museum has attached a plaque to each brick and is selling them for $25 each.  All proceeds benefit the museum.

The museum's president and CEO, Kara Mohsinger, calls it a "unique opportunity to own a small part of one of the most historic events to occur in the Lehigh Valley." She says the museum worked with the property owners to make it happen.

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