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Museum selling bricks from Bethlehem Steel's demolished HQ

Posted at 4:46 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 16:50:34-04

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP MODIFIED) — 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.

Bethlehem Steel owned and operated facilities in Lackawanna during the 20th century. A warehouse that was a part of the former steel site burned down in November of 2016.

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.