Stubborn building withstands demolition attempt

An Australian building earmarked for demolition put up more of a fight than anticipated when a controlled explosion failed to topple it.

The silo, once a barley storage facility for a beer brewer, was left standing at an angle for about 40 minutes after a blast using 100kg of explosives proved insufficient.

The demolition team in Redbank, near Brisbane, tried pushing and digging to bring the building down, before a giant jackhammer finally did the job.