Demolition work begins on famed record company building

April 18, 2015 9:37 PM

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Demolition work began Saturday at the fire-damaged former headquarters of the famed recording company that created what came to be called "The Sound of Philadelphia."

The Philadelphia International Records building is being torn down to make way for a 47-story tower that will be part hotel, part luxury condominiums. Adjacent buildings were torn down earlier, and Saturday's work began to dismantle the three-story former record company building.

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