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Blowdown for Red Road tower block

The second of Glasgow's eight iconic Red Road tower blocks is demolished in a controlled explosion.

The second of eight iconic Glasgow tower blocks has been razed to the ground in a controlled explosion.

Hundreds gathered to watch the demolition of the 30-storey building at Birnie Court, which is one of the Red Road high rises.

It took five seconds and about 88kg of explosives to reduce the tower to 10,000 tonnes of debris.