THIS is the moment Teesside's iconic Dorman Long Tower was demolished this morning.

The controversial demolition went ahead in the early hours of the morning, just days after confirmation the structure would be lost forever.

The Northern Echo:

Residents living near the Teesworks site might have been startled out of their sleep with the controlled explosion taking place at around 2am on Sunday (September 19).

A siren followed by a number of 10 second controlled explosions took place to bring the tower down.

A small crowd gathered last night to have a last look at the tower which was lit up before it was erased.

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