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Richmond's Skyline Looks Different Today

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The 42-year-old former Dominion Energy headquarters in mid-implosion. (Photo: Crixell Matthews/VPM News)

Around 7 a.m. Saturday morning, demolition crews began the countdown before setting off charges that would erase part of the Richmond skyline.

Small crowds gathered despite social distancing rules and watched - and cheered - as the 21-story building came down. VPM photographers and videographers were on site to capture images, and we'll be posting more updates over the weekend.

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Before the demolition. (Photo: Crixell Matthews/VPM News)

 

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Shortly after charges went off, smoke began rolling out the sides of the building. (Photo: Crixell Matthews/VPM News)
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Dust billowed out from the site. (Photo: Yasmine Jumaa/VPM News)
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After the dust settled, the public got their first view of the new skyline. (Photo: Crixell Matthews/VPM News)