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Ashbel Smith Hall in downtown Austin, Texas, was imploded Sunday, March 25, 2018. (KEYE)

Former UT building in downtown Austin brought down by implosion

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AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - On Sunday morning, Ashbel Smith Hall in downtown Austin was imploded.

Just after 8 a.m., the 10-story former University of Texas System building was brought by explosives, sending the 44-year-old structure tumbling down in 10 to 12 seconds.

Ashbel Smith Hall was built in 1974 as administrative offices for UT.

It’s being demolished to make way for a new office building.

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