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Miami Beach's Abandoned South Shore Hospital Imploded

The hospital, which began operation in 1968, closed in 2006

Miami Beach's South Shore Hospital, which has been abandoned for over a decade, came to the ground after an implosion Tuesday morning.

The event took place just after 10 a.m. in the 600 block of Alton Road.

Crews used a small number of explosives to take down the structure, and city of Miami Beach officials were warning residents of the traffic impacts and more.

Alton Road was closed between Fifth and Seventh streets beginning at 9:45 a.m.

It took around 10 seconds for the building to collapse. Dust settled in the area for four to six minutes.

The hospital, which began operation in 1968, closed in 2006. Plans are in the works to develop a high-rise condo building and public park in the spot.

"We now have an approved development plan that will deliver to our City a beautiful three acre public park that will forever change the character of the neighborhood in a positive way," Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said in a statement.

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