Leicester's New Walk towers topple in amazing controlled explosion

Leicester's New Walk Towers have been razed to the ground in an incredible controlled explosion this morning - find all the 'buiild up' and the 'blow down' here >>>

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Leicester's 'Demolition Day' in facts and figures

A total of 4,000 individual charges were set inside the 13 and 8 storey towers Credit: ITV News Central
  • Both the towers were demolished in 13 seconds.
individual charges were set in the building in the 7 days leading up to the blast.
  • Seven cameras (including a drone) recorded the demolition.
A demolition man wiring up the explosives two days before today's blast Credit: ITV News Central
  • 25 Police officers were on site and the police helicopter was also in use.
tonnes of concrete is left on site after the demolition
  • It will take between 3 and 4 months to clear the site ready for developers to take over.

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