University of Alabama's Rose Towers are imploded to make way for new dorms

POSTED: Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 5:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 5:04pm

The University of Alabama's Rose Towers were imploded Wednesday.

Hundreds of onlookers watched as the 13 story buildings came down.

Officials say the structure was destroyed to make room for a new and improved residence hall.

Rose Towers was considered a landmark at the University of Alabama, housing students for 43 years.

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