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Uploaded on Feb 6, 2010
Exclusive video of the north wall of the Lafayette Building collapsing at 4:29 a.m. Feb. 6, 2010.
The Lafayette opened in 1924 and was designed by noted theater architect C. Howard Crane, who also did the Fox Theatre in Detroit. The demolition follows a lengthy preservation battle to save the unique Italian Renaissance landmark. For more on the Lafayette Building's history and for photos, go to www.buildingsofdetroit.com.