Glasgow's skyline was changed forever as the last of the iconic Red Road Flats tower blocks were demolished.
Around 1,000 local residents were temporarily relocated as the final six tower blocks on the inner-city estate were demolished. The demolition is part of a Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) regeneration plan that began in 2012, the BBC reported.
The flats were originally built in the mid-'60s to solve the city's housing crisis and provide homes for 5,000 people.
Many were concerned about how the large demolition may impact on their homes long-term. "It could be two years down the line and our foundations could start to crack," Tina Suffredini, who lives in the exclusion zone, told BBC Scotland. "I want to see them taken down safely, bit by bit." GHA said that demolishing all six blocks at once would be the less disruptive option.
But two of the tower blocks were having none of it...
As the rest of the tower blocks fell in the dynamite blast, two stood tall.
At one point, it was mooted that the flats be brought down as part of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, so some people were glad that plan was canned last summer.
Some suggested that the stubborn towers could continue to be part of Glasgow's skyline in their own special way.
Another learned a valuable lesson from the event.
Others found their failure to fall dispiriting.
"Aw fuck, that is total shite," one eyewitness can be heard saying on a video recording of the event.
"That's going to play havoc with having a bath in them," another onlooker observed.
A musical spirit took over many eyewitnesses.
But the question on everyone's lips was: "What now?"
GHA is working closely with its demolition partners to find out why the explosion failed to fully bring down the towers, ITV News reported. It is understood that nearby residents' return home may now be delayed.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Glasgow city council for comment.
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