The Death of Martin Tower…


Martin Tower, former headquarters of Bethlehem Steel.  Iconic to the Lehigh Valley Landscape as the tallest building in Bethlehem, Pa.

Birth: 1972

Vacant since: 2007

Death: 05/19/2019

Shot from the perspective of the corner of Schoenersville Road & 8th Avenue in Bethlehem, Pa on May 19th, 7:00 am. With a helicopter circling about and police and paramedics on standby  if anyone can’t handle the dust from the implosion. The people shots are only a small fraction of just how many people watched this event up close and personal.






Published by mattsnyder1970

Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

2 thoughts on “The Death of Martin Tower…

  1. We only lived like a five minute drive away. It was the second building in my lifetime to be imploded, the last was called Corporate Plaza in the early 90’s in Allentown because it was on top of a giant sinkhole. The dust at this implosion, even though we were a few blocks away and left facing away immediately after the building fell, I was congested for three weeks afterwards.


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