Chimney Swift Masonic Temple Bethlehem

Effort Under Way to Save Unique Bird Habitat in Bethlehem

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A tall, tan chimney that was part of the Masonic Temple in Bethlehem is being saved because it’s a habitat for chimney swifts, tens of thousands of which call it home. The birds are considered a Threatened species. The 1925 temple is being demolished to make way for a development project that will include a hotel and event center.

Martin Tower

PHOTOS: Martin Tower Imploded, See It Fall in 19 Frames

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The highly-anticipated implosion of Bethlehem’s landmark Martin Tower–the Lehigh Valley’s tallest building for the past 47 years–took place Sunday morning just after 7 a.m. under cloudy skies.