The remaining part of the Champlain Towers South condominium in Surfside, Florida, was demolished late on Sunday night, July 4.
County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the building and the surrounding areas were prepared for a safe demolition.
The demolition suspended the search-and-rescue mission temporarily, but officials said it will open up new areas for rescue teams to explore.
Since the building’s partial collapse on June 24, rescuers have recovered the remains of 24 people, with 121 still missing.
Footage filmed by sunrisegirl12 shows the demolition. Credit: sunrisegirl12 via Storyful