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University Dorm Imploded

February 19, 2006 - Posted at 1:03 p.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ In a matter of seconds, a ten-story dormitory

on the campus of the state's medical school in Little Rock was

brought down by a demolition crew. The horizontal brick building

caved in at the middle and was buried in clouds of dust.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is replacing the

Jeff Banks dormitory with a new 500-thousand square foot addition

to the Medical Center hospital. The dorm was built in the late

1950s for two million dollars.

Controlled Demolition Incorporated handled the implosion today

and had been preparing for it for months.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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