Explosion brings down 10-story hotel in Houston Texas

Ben Milam Hotel 
By: Hydar Tomar 

(Scroll down for video) A large explosion rocked a hotel causing it to collapse, according to video uploaded to the Internet.

The 10-story former hotel in downtown Houston, Texas, has been demolished by a controlled explosion to make way for a new apartment complex.

A crowd was present on Sunday, to watch the implosion of what had been the Ben Milam Hotel. The structure was built in the 1920s.

City officials last month, granted a permit to demolish the building and clear the way for the new
housing plans.

The developers plan to build an apartment complex with about 400 units.