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Demolished building in France gets last laugh

Wednesday, Sep 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.

Demolished building in France gets last laugh

Wednesday, Sep 05, 2012 - 00:56

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