A history of blowing up national landmarks in the movies.

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July 7 2009 7:01 AM

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Click here for a video slide show on the history of destroying landmarks in movies.

Click here for a video slide show on the history of destroying landmarks in movies.

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Keith Phipps is a Chicago-based freelance writer and editor specializing in film and other aspects of pop culture.