Martin Tower

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Demolished 2019 

The Disappointed Tourist: Martin Tower, Ellen Harvey, 2021. Oil and acrylic on Gessoboard, 24 x 18″ (61 x 46 cm). Photograph: Etienne Frossard.

Martin Tower was built as the headquarters of Bethlehem Steel in 1972 and was the tallest building in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was named after Edmund F. Martin, the chairman of Bethlehem Steel, and had 21 floors, each dedicated to a different department of the company. After Bethlehem Steel filed for bankruptcy in 2003, it left the building and by 2007, the building was left vacant. Despite having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010, it was demolished in 2019 by its final owners Lewis Ronca and Norton Herrick. 

First the steelworks and now the tower. Anon.