VIDEO: El Paso City Hall Implosion

Apr 14, 2013

The 10-story El Paso City Hall building has been demolished to make room for a Triple-A baseball stadium.

The 34-year-old building in the West Texas city's downtown collapsed Sunday morning during a controlled implosion.

The demolition is part of a downtown revitalization plan that includes building a $50 million ballpark for the Tucson Padres. The team is scheduled to relocate to El Paso.

The city hopes the baseball stadium will attract pedestrian traffic and businesses to the area.

On Saturday, the demolition of the massive chimneys of the former ASARCO copper and lead smelter site gave locals another historic spectacle.

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