The 10-storey building collapses in a few seconds, filling the air with dust as hundreds watch the controlled blast in Texas.
A 10-storey city hall building in Texas has collapsed in just a few seconds after a controlled implosion to make way for a new baseball stadium.
The decision to demolish the 34-year-old property had sparked protests in the city of El Paso.
Authorities cordoned off a large section of the downtown area ahead of the blast, and hundreds gathered around the area to get a glimpse of the demolition.
It is part of a plan to revamp the city’s centre, including building a $50m (£32m) ballpark for the Tucson Padres.
The team is scheduled to relocate to El Paso.
Authorities hope the baseball stadium will attract pedestrians and businesses to the area.