And Boom Goes the Prudential Building (Implosion VIDEO)

It lasted almost 50 years, but that's too damn long for a Houston building.

The Prudential Buidling, which a while back was imaginatively renamed the Houston Main Building, returned to dust Sunday through a planned implosion.

It had been falling apart -- sinking one side at a time -- the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center said.

It's been empty since March 2010.

M.D. Anderson said:

After much discussion and many feasibility studies conducted by outside consultants, it was determined that renovation and repair of HMB would be more costly than demolition and construction of a newer, updated facility designed around MD Anderson's mission and goals.

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