Iconic tower on former Redcar steelworks site is demolished after new culture secretary Nadine Dorries overturned decision to grant it Grade II listed status | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: DENY X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Iconic tower on former Redcar steelworks site is demolished after new culture secretary Nadine Dorries overturned decision to grant it Grade II listed status

An iconic 1950s industrial landmark in Teesside has been demolished after Boris Johnson's gung-ho and 'anti-woke' new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries overturned Historic England's decision to grant the former steelworks site a Grade II protected status.

Images show the Dorman Long Tower in Middlesbrough - which once served as a central cog in the region's Redcar steel production and was celebrated by architects for its 'brutalist' style - being destroyed in a controlled explosion between midnight and 2am.

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