The old Massey Ferguson Tower in Coventry was demolished over the weekend in a successful controlled implosion. Authorities say about 700 holes were drilled in the tower and filled with explosives to complete the demolition.

The Daily Mail reports the tower was bought by developers in 2004 after the Massey Ferguson tractor factory closed down and moved its operation to Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. The close-down led to loss of more than 1,000 jobs, the Daily Mail reports.

About 1,000 new homes will be built in the area, including a new primary school and playing field.