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A 116-meter (380 feet) tower block has been brought down with explosives in Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt, in one of the biggest operations of its kind in Europe. Frankfurt’s university tower, built in 1972, was demolished on Sunday morning using some 950 kilograms (2,095 pounds) of explosives. The university’s facilities moved to a new campus last year. Christina Basti, is a former Frankfurt University student who studied Social Sciences, said she went along to see the demolition because she associates “good and bad memories” with the building. A 250-meter (273-yard) exclusion zone was set up around the tower before it was brought down, and some surrounding streets were also closed. Police estimated that 30-thousand spectators watched as the block collapsed in a huge cloud of dust. Read More:


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