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Boeing to tear down historic Plant 2

B-17E Flying Fortress airplanes being built at Boeing's historic "Plant 2" being shuttered in Seattle. (Boeing)

The dilapidated factory that helped make Seattle a high-tech town is being demolished after 75 years, a casualty of time, technology and tails that grew too tall.

Boeing Co.’s Plant 2, a sprawling but outdated building, gave birth to some of the world’s most significant aircraft. It was the site of Seattle’s biggest disappearing act and a home to “Rosie the Riveter” — women who built thousands of World War II planes.