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ATLANTA (AP) - An old housing project in downtown Atlanta has been demolished by a controlled implosion.

Demolition crews used about 150 pounds of explosives Sunday morning to bring down The Roosevelt House in roughly 15 seconds.

Many Georgia Tech students and other residents gathered at a viewing tent to watch the explosions go off.

The building was 1 of the first federally funded public housing projects in the country. It's being demolished to make way for a mixed-use development.

Atlanta Housing Authority CEO Renee Lewis Glover said the demolition marked the end of an era in which governments built large, dysfunctional public housing complexes.

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