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  • Former LifeWay tower came down 'really fast'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, January 08, 2018 (7 months ago)

    Photo by Jim Veneman
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Former LifeWay Christian Resources landmark Draper Tower is now a pile of rubble.

    The 12-story building on LifeWay's former campus in downtown Nashville was demolished Jan. 6 with an implosion the demolition team's leader said went "100 percent perfect," The Tennessean newspaper reported.

    Following a series of loud bangs made by some 600 pounds of explosives, Draper Tower crumbled in sections to make room for a 380-unit residential building, two ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: They imploded my building!

    by Jimmy Draper, posted Monday, January 08, 2018 (7 months ago)

    Jimmy Draper, president emeritus of LifeWay Christian Resources, reflects on the Jan. 6 implosion of the building that carried his name on the SBC entity's former campus in downtown Nashville. Read More