Colourful smoke can be seen from the Wellington Annex building as it is demolished
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Hotel's colourful demolition in New York

24 August 2014 Last updated at 11:09 BST

Crowds came out to see the demolition of the 100-year-old Wellington Annex building in New York, USA, on Saturday.

Colourful smoke could be seen coming from the building in Albany before it was reduced to rubble.

The fireworks began at 1.30pm our time, accompanied by flashing lights, streams of bright colours shooting into the sky, loud bangs and puffs of smoke.