Own a piece of Martin Tower with commemorative bricks from the National Museum of Industrial History
Thousands of people traveled from all over to see the implosion of Martin Tower, the historic former headquarters of Bethlehem Steel in May. Now you can own a piece of the landmark building in the form of a commemorative brick from the National Museum of Industrial History.
Retrieved from the tower after the implosion, the bricks were part of the loading dock and parking deck structure on the ground floor of the building. Volunteers and museum staff worked to load the bricks and bring them to the museum in July, securing a way for current and future generations to own a piece of history.
“This is a unique opportunity to own a small part of one of the most historic events to occur in the Lehigh Valley in some time,” said Kara Mohsinger, President and CEO of the museum. “We collaborated with the property owners to make this happen and we’re thankful to them for making this possible.”
The bricks include a commemorative plaque and will cost $25 each. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the museum, helping to pay for educational programs and future exhibits. Bricks can be purchased online at http://nmih.org/martintower or at the museum and are available starting Friday, August 2nd.
Due to an already high interest, the museum may take names and payments for brick reservations before the full allotment is prepared with the commemorative plaques. Please contact the museum for immediate availability and reservation questions by calling Deedee Riffle, Coordinator of Visitor Experiences and Events Coordinator, at 610-694-6637.
photo courtesy of Glenn Koehler/NMIH
A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to preserving America’s rich industrial heritage. Housed in an 18,000-square-foot, 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel facility on the largest private brownfield in America, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits, engaging programs and amazing history. Learn more at nmih.org.
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