Blast fells French tower block…

Six seconds to drop 16 storeys.

Just after lunchtime on Sunday, demolition crews carried out the controlled explosive demolition of the Albret tower which stood in the Beauval district, in Meaux, France.

Within seconds, the block – which comprised 169 apartments spread over 16 floors in three wings – was gone in the latest phase of the urban renewal programme in Meaux. This is the 16th demolition of this type since 1990.