Published January 14, 2015
A Chinese city reportedly was left briefly with a new sightseeing attraction after a demolition gone awry created a leaning tower.
The 22-floor residential building in the city of Liuzhou was supposed to be demolished with explosives Wednesday, according to the Daily Mail.
As planned, the blast split the building into two parts. But instead of collapsing into a pile of rubble, one half of the buildling fell sideways, crashing to the ground —- and narrowly averting disaster — while the other half remained standing in a dangerous leaning position, the Daily Mail reported.
The remaining tower was later destroyed by a crane, according to reports.
The building was demolished to make way for real estate projects, the Daily Mail reported.