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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What the public thought about New Walk in 1975

When Leicester City Council bought the newly built New Walk Centre in 1975 for £5million, there was public outcry in the city.

The country was just emerging from a deep two year recession, and inflation was soaring. A newspaper poll found 97% of people in the city were against the council spending the money on its new lavish home.

Reporting for ATV, Bob Warman asked people whether they thought the modern massive building was a masterpiece or a monstrosity.

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