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JOHANNESBURG - The Bank of Lisbon building has been successfully imploded in the Johannesburg city centre.
Two thousand people were evacuated from the area ahead of the demolition, but hundreds turned out to see the implosion.
The ill-fated building housed thousands of government employees before burning down last year.
A raging fire erupted inside the 31-story structure and saw three firefighters lose their lives.
Authorities say the fire caused severe irreparable damage.