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Demolished building in France gets last laugh

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 00:56

Sept. 5 - Spectators gathered outside of Paris to witness the demolition of a a 14-story apartment building get more of a show than expected after the wind changed, sending a huge cloud of dust their way. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: A large 14-story tower block on the outskirts of Paris was demolished in a matter of seconds on Wednesday (September 5) by French authorities whilst a crowd of curious spectators looked on. The building was opened in the 1960s as part of a large social housing development but had fallen foul of modern standards. French media reported that a 280 million euro local housing project is ongoing in the area. Authorities had not counted on the wind direction which blew a cloud of thick dust from the demolition site towards a crowd of spectators gathered in a local stadium. The building was the last of three similar ones to be destroyed in recent years and some residents were sad to see it go.

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Demolished building in France gets last laugh

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 - 00:56