Monday, January 9, 2012 - 10:44am

Office tower comes tumbling down to make way for new hospital.

It took less than 20 seconds to destroy the 20-story former Prudential Building in Houston's Texas Medical Center Sunday.

Now known as the Houston Main Building, the structure owned by the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center had been sinking and causing foundation problems, according to the hospital.

The 500,000 square foot building was erected in the early 1950's and was brought to rubble using dynamite to make way for a new, state-of-the-art clinical facility.

During the next several months, a massive park will take the place of the old building. In a few years, the new M.D. Anderson structure will be built, however exact details are still being worked out.

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