Demolition of the bus station
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Northampton's 'mouth of hell' bus station is demolished

A Brutalist bus station dubbed the "mouth of hell" has taken its last gasp as explosives have reduced it to a pile of rubble.

The Greyfriars building, which dominated the Northampton skyline for nearly 40 years, was demolished at 09:40 GMT in about six seconds.

A total of 414 homes were evacuated for safety reasons while the building was destroyed.

Stuart Ratcliffe reports.

  • 16 Mar 2015