The newly built New Walk Centre was controversially bought by Leicester City Council in 1975 for £5million, nearing the end of a two year recession and during a period of high inflation, attracting much public criticism.
One of the building's biggest denouncers was then Professor of History at Leicester University Jack Simmons - who hated it as a piece of architecture.
In an extraordinarily prescient prediction of today's demolition - he told our cameras the people of the 21st century would very much regret the 1970s concrete tower blocks of the past.
He died in 2000, but judging by the clip above, today would have been a sight he'd have loved to see.
The dust has settled & New Walk is no more - Chris Halpin looks back on Leicester's toppled towers which proved controversial from the start
Tweet us your pictures using the hashtag #DemolitionDay, as the New Walk Centre in Leicester disappears from the city's skyline forever.
With the end nigh for Leicester City Council's former HQ, here's everything you need to know about tomorrow's demolition of New Walk Centre.