VIDEO: Christchurch implosion - weather cam angle
Sun, 05 Aug 2012 8:28a.m.
By 3 News online staff
It took less than 10 seconds for the Christchurch Radio Network House to be leveled this morning, after a controlled implosion just after dawn.
A six-year-old boy from Queenstown had the honours of pressing the detonation button at 8am.
The 14-storey office block was beyond repair and the explosive demolition helped to save time and money.
The 6500-tonne building - as heavy as six fully-laden jumbo jets - came crashing down in less than 10 seconds, leaving a pile 15m to 20m high.
Watch a replay of the implosion from a nearby weather cam.
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