Controlled explosion in Germany - level 2

Controlled explosion in Germany - level 2

11-02-2014 15:00

An old disused building has been demolished in Germany. It was the biggest controlled explosion ever in Europe.

The building was built in 1972 and it was 381 feet (116 metres) tall. It was used by a university.

The experts used almost a tonne of explosives to turn the tower to dust. It was down in 10 seconds. Once the pile of rubble is cleared, two office buildings will be built there.

Thousands of people came to watch the demolition and to say goodbye.

Difficult words: disused (not used), used to (describes something that was true in the past), rubble (broken parts of a destroyed building), to turn the tower to dust (the tower exploded into very small pieces).

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