Earthquake damaged building blown up in controlled demolition
A cameraman prepares to film a controlled explosion in Christchurch, New Zealand. (All images courtesy of Getty Images)
The 14-storey Radio Network House building was the first of its kind in the city to be blown up in a controlled demolition since authorities began the massive task of bringing down the hundreds of quake-damaged buildings.
The building was badly damaged in the magnitude-6.3 February 22, 2011 earthquake.
The building was blown up by 63 kilograms of explosives.
Cancer sufferer Jayden Halliwell and Tom Doud, demolition supervisor, set off a controlled implosion.
The cost of the implosion was close to $824,900 and was covered by the building owner's insurance.