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Opening Ceremony - the dramatic end of Red Road

Glasgow’s iconic skyscraping symbols of the past – the Red Road tower blocks - will be demolished LIVE during the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games; a bold and dramatic statement of intent from a city focused on regeneration and a positive future for its people.

The blow-down of five of the six remaining blocks, at one time the tallest residential structures in Europe, will take just 15 seconds and be the biggest demolition of its kind ever seen in Europe.

This spectacular event will be beamed live into Celtic Park via the record-breaking 100 metre-wide screen occupying the entire south stand of the stadium, creating Glasgow’s ‘Window to the Commonwealth’.

It will form part of the Opening Ceremony, the curtain raiser to the largest sporting and cultural event Scotland has ever hosted.

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