Former ‘Bomb-Proof' Military Buildings in NJ Demolished for Future Distribution Center

Tons of dynamite and careful planning successfully brought down two large World War II-era buildings on Sunday to make way for a brand new distribution center in Bayonne.

The buildings sat on the former Military Ocean Terminal and were once used to launch troops and goods during World War II.

Explosions and smoke from the morning’s implosion filled the skies between the peninsula and New York City. A crowd of dozens had gathered a safe distance from the demolition site to watch the excitement.

On schedule, both buildings came down around 10:30 a.m. without an apparent hitch.

Nearly 10,000 pounds of dynamite were used

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