A 15-storey hotel in south-east China was destroyed in a controlled explosion on Tuesday, with many residents gathering to bid farewell to the iconic hotel.
The 22-year-old Zhongshan Yuyan Hotel in Nantou district closed its doors after it struggled to keep the business afloat.
After failing to find a buyer, the government approved its plans of having the building demolished, according to local media reports.
Capt Dan, jupiter FL, United States, 2 days ago
22 year old building must be worth something. Why couldn't it be used for housing rather than tear it down?
Completely Average, Somewhere, United States, 1 day ago
It was torn down for the same reason any building is torn down. Someone has to pay the bills and maintain the place, and no one wanted to. What it could be used for is irrelevant if you can't find someone willing to pay the bills.
jay_leicester, leicester, United Kingdom, 2 days ago
HanniJ40, Awesome , United States, 1 day ago
Looks a lot like how the twin towers fell.
bankofdad, Ottawa, Canada, 16 hours ago
Looks nothing like either one. The Twin Towers collapsed from the top down. This building collapsed from the bottom up, like a real controlled demolition does.............cheers
alsocurious, copenhagen, Denmark, 1 day ago
They can put them up almost as fast so not a big deal.
taylordawe, Dorchester, United Kingdom, 22 hours ago
The Americans do this better.