Implosion levels historic YMCA

(WHO) Des Moines, Iowa’s Riverfront YMCA is no more. An implosion Sunday morning brought down the 58 year old building in just a matter of seconds.

The implosion had been scheduled to happen at about 7:14 a.m. but crews set off the blast about 15 minutes early.

Hundreds of people gathered around the Des Moines Riverfront to watch the implosion in person. An exclusion zone had been set up around the site that required several downtown streets and bridges to be closed.

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