Work at Spencer Court in Newcastle started on Tuesday, with huge cranes tearing down the top of the building.
The top floors have now gone and work on the lower levels of the flats is taking place.
The work is expected to continue for up to two weeks.
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Jake Berry toured the site and had a briefing with senior councillors, officials and construction workers.
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