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Earthquake damaged building blown up in controlled demolition

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)
Earthquake damaged building blown up in controlled demolition
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.
Earthquake damaged building blown up in controlled demolition
The building was badly damaged in the magnitude-6.3 February 22, 2011 earthquake.
Earthquake damaged building blown up in controlled demolition
The building was blown up by 63 kilograms of explosives.
Earthquake damaged building blown up in controlled demolition
Cancer sufferer Jayden Halliwell and Tom Doud, demolition supervisor, set off a controlled implosion.
Earthquake damaged building blown up in controlled demolition
The cost of the implosion was close to $824,900 and was covered by the building owner's insurance.