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From high-rise flats to… flat

17th April 2005
From high-rise flats to... flat

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Taking a tumble, the 60s block of luxury apartments is felled in just 3 seconds.
TV viewers worldwide witnessed the demolition of a 17-story tower block in Edinburgh. Hundreds of residents watched the flats reduced to 7,000 tons of rubble in just 3 seconds.

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