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Las Vegas lift shaft survives hotel demolition blast

A lift shaft at a Las Vegas hotel has survived an implosion designed to bring down the building.

Most of the 12-storey Clarion casino-hotel was brought down by the demolition on Tuesday morning.

But despite 4,400 pounds of explosives, the lift shaft dropped just four stories and was still standing when the dust settled - albeit leaning to one side.

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