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Zip Feed Mill Anniversary

Botched Demolition Happened 10 Years Ago

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the planned demolition of the zip feed mill in Sioux Falls. For almost 5 decades the mill was the tallest structure in Sioux Falls. On December 3rd 2005 it was scheduled to come down, but as most of you know, the implosion did not work as planned. The building settled after the explosion meant to cut its base. The old mill tipped but would not fall.At 202 feet tall, it once dominated the skyline of downtown Sioux Falls. Built in 1957 the buildings time had passed and the move to revitalize that part of downtown meant the mill must come down. In its place would be something modern and new.