WATCH: 26-Story Never-Used Building Demolished in Xi'an

By Ella Wong, November 16, 2015

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Ever wondered what happens to all those empty buildings that just never get used? Well, some of them get blown up.

Xi'an 118-m building demolition

Yesterday, a 118-meter, 26-story building in Xi’an – the tallest building ever demolished in China – was brought down by 1.4 tons of explosives. It took just 13 seconds.

Clearing the rubble will take a little longer, however – about 70 days. No word on how long it will take for the air to clear.

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Watch the detonation below:

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