HALLANDALE BEACH, FL --With a loud thud, a piece of Hallandale Beach history fell to earth Thursday morning.
High winds delayed the dismantling of the landmark water tower that's located just across from Gulfstream Park. But at 10 a.m. the signal was given and a large yellow tractor with a cable attached to the tower pulled it down without a hitch.
The 150-foot long tower that weighs 180-thousand pounds was built in 1951 to supply increased demand for water during the Gulfstream Park racing meets.
But over time the city put new high capacity water pipes underneath the ground to meet the growing need