A series of loud booms and seconds later, the former Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital was nothing more than a pile of rubble.
The booms could be heard miles away and in a crash of bricks and twisted steel, the old hospital came tumbling down. A large crowd that had gathered at Delaware and West Delavan, a couple of blocks from the building, could be heard giving whoops of excitement after the building was no more.
Watch the implosion for yourself in the video with this story. Below is an aerial view of the implosion, shot by James Grimaldi:
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