Delhi's iconic Hall of Nations and Hall of Industries at Pragati Maidan were today demolished to build a modern complex.
The demolition was carried after the Delhi High Court dismissed a plea by the building's architect to preserve it on April 20.
The court's verdict was based on the decision of the Heritage Conservation Committee (HCC), set up for protecting heritage structures, which has held that only 60-year-old or older buildings would be considered for heritage status.
The Hall of Nations, located in Delhi's exhibition ground of Pragati Maidan, being only 45 years old would not get the protection of being considered as a heritage structure as per the HCC guidelines, the court noted in its ruling.
With inputs from PTI