After a 45-hour struggle, wrecking ball topples the Times-Picayune clocktower

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The demolition of the Times-Picayune building has been a months-long process, culminating in the toppling of the tower. (Uptown Messenger)

The iconic Times-Picayune tower came tumbling down Sunday night, but not without a fight, NOLA.com reported.

It took 45 hours to topple the sturdy clocktower, long a landmark for drivers on the Pontchartrain Expressway and the Broad Street overpass. It’s the last segment of 1960s-era newspaper building to be demolished to make way for a Drive Shack to be built in its place.

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