THE demolition of the high-rise flats in Glasgow’s Gorbals was described as rumbling down "like thunder" by spectators this morning. 

Norfolk Court came down to make way for a development of 201 homes to be overseen by New Gorbals Housing Association (NGHA).

An exclusion zone was set up around the 24-storey building from 8am, and the blast took place at around 10.30am.

Those staying near the tower block were evacuated for safety and spectators gathered round to see the building come down.

Glasgow Times:

Those watching the demolition commented on the deafening noise while some were thoughtful about the city's changing skyline.

Norfolk Court has been a fixture on the city skyline since the 1970s and once housed more than 270 families.

One of its most famous former residents was comedian and broadcaster Des Clarke.

Three of four blocks on the site were demolished in the last decade and nearly 800 tenants have been rehoused.

Demolition of the final high rise will give the green light to progression of the £24 million housing development by NGHA.

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