Video: Halifax’s first multi-storey car park disappears in a pile of dust

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A pile of rubble is all that remains after a car park in Halifax was blown up over the weekend.

The demolition of Cow Green was carried out at around 7.50am on Sunday morning.

Contractors used explosives to destroy the car park and it took around five seconds for the building to collapse.

Roads around the site were closed while the demolition work was carried out.

Cow Green was the first multi-storey car park to be built in Halifax in 1971 by the former Halifax Borough Council and the Halifax Building Society.

Calderdale Council announced the closure of Cow Green Car Park due to its poor condition in 2013.

Remains of Cow Green car park, Halifax, after it was blown up.

Remains of Cow Green car park, Halifax, after it was blown up.

The concrete structure was built in the early 1970s and provided 226 public parking spaces.

A further 310 spaces were leased as private spaces to Lloyds Banking Group.

The council said in 2013 that the car park has now reached the end of its useful life after structural inspections revealed it was in a “very poor condition”.

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