From BBC news
The former Massey Ferguson tower on Banner Lane, Tile Hill, was demolished in a controlled explosion.
The 16-storey tower, built in the 1960s, closed with the factory in 2003.
Coventry City Council streamed footage of the demolition.
About 700 holes were drilled in the tower and filled with explosives.
The building went down about noon.
Up to 150 people were earlier evacuated from 66 properties near the site.
The Lord Mayor of Coventry, councillor Tim Sawdon, and a
six-year-old girl called Daisy, representing the Acorns charity, pressed
Richard Oldroyd, of developer Persimmon Homes South Midlands,
said 1,000 homes will have been built on the old tractor factory site
when the area has been fully developed.
The land is also expected to form part of the site for a new primary school and playing field.
In: Regional News, Other Entertainment
Tags: Massey Ferguson, Blown Up, Demolition
Location: Coventry, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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