Building is demolished - level 3

Building is demolished - level 3

30-01-2014 06:00

Scott Tower was a 44-year-old building in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, but it was imploded on Sunday morning. Explosives experts used 400 pounds (181 kg) of dynamite.

It took just seconds for the 14-storey building to pancake in on itself throwing off a huge dust cloud and leaving a pile of rubble in its wake.

According to local media, over the next week, the Greenville City Fire Department will use the debris site for a multi-agency disaster simulation, training to respond to a building collapse.

Scott Tower was once the largest building housing project in the city. It was closed early last year after city officials found that it needed extensive repairs. It will be replaced with mixed-income housing for seniors and families, a project that will take five years to complete.

Difficult words: implode (cause to collapse inwards), pancake (flatten), in its wake (it left a pile rubble after itself), debris (pieces of rubbish or remains), housing project (housing built with government money for poor families), extensive (large).

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