[VIDEO] Watch a 27 Story Building That Was Never Used Be Demolished in China

Buildings are demolished all the time in order to make way for new construction.  The buildings that are demolished have usually lived out their useful life and are no longer functional.  Recently a demolition video resurfaced, shared by CCTV+, which shows a 27 story building in China being imploded.  The strange thing is that, since it was finished in 1999, the building had never even been used.

According to New China, the 387 foot tall building in Xi’an, the capital of China’s Shaanxi Province, 1.54 tons (1.4 metric tonnes) of explosives were used to take down the building. No reason was given as to why the building was never used in 18 years.