Baldwin Tower

The OES visited Grant Hospital’s Baldwin Tower on May 9, 2004. Located on Town Street in downtown Columbus, Baldwin Tower had been a significant part of the city’s skyline for 36 years. The sixteen-story tower was constructed in 1968 as an addition to Grant Hospital, which was founded more than 100 years ago. Baldwin Tower became obsolete over the years and no longer met the medical needs of today’s society. Instead of renovating the tower, the decision was made to bring the tower down to make way for a brand new facility. On May 9, 2004, Baldwin Tower was demolished with a powerful implosion in front of hundreds of spectators. Below are photos of the tower a few days before its destruction and a video of the implosion itself.

Location Information: Demolished

Baldwin Tower stood at the corner of East Town Street and South 6th Street in downtown Columbus; Franklin County.

Photographs

 

Video

Implosion: Grant Hospital’s Baldwin Tower being brought down to a pile of rubble in about twelve seconds. You may also watch this video on our YouTube channel.