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Sunday, 2 December, 2001, 16:25 GMT
Picture gallery: Goodbye St John's
Britain's most notorious sick building, St John's House, Bootle, Merseyside, has finally been demolished.

BBC News Online reports in picures.

St John's House, Bootle, just before demolition
The 19-storey block was home to 2,000 tax staff

St John's House being brought down with explosives
St John's House "implodes" to protect nearby offices

St John's House disappears in a cloud of dust
The controlled explosions floor the notorious block

Gap where the old St John's House used to stand
Bootle's eyesore is finally gone after 20 years
See also:

02 Dec 01 | England
'Sick' building demolished
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