Part of the north wall of the former Black Knight Inn collapsed after the excavator removed its cement foundation on Thursday in Red Deer (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/ Advocate staff).

PHOTOS: Excavator chips away at remains of former Red Deer hotel

Two exterior walls of the Black Kight Inn were collapsed in half an hour of demo

The demolition process continued Thursday to bring down the remains of the Black Knight Inn.

This series of four photos shows a half-hour of demo work, as was witnessed by many Red Deerians who observed from their parked vehicles.

After hollowing out the middle of the former hotel, an excavator worked to nudge loose its exterior walls so they would fall to the ground.

Only the east quarter of the former eight-storey building was left standing at 1 p.m.

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Part of the south wall of the former Black Knight Inn is shown getting pried away before falling to the ground on Thursday in Red Deer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

A cloud of cement dust settles after most of the south wall of the former Black Knight Inn is demolished in Red Deer at about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).