A PART of the iconic Sauchiehall Street lay in tatters today as demolition works after March’s devastating fire intensified.

The block which housed Greaves Sports, The Works and City Palace Chinese restaurant was ripped down in emotional scenes.

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Demolition on the section of the street began in the first week of April and was set to last for at least two months as construction workers take the structure down “almost brick by brick.”

At the height of the blaze on March 22, more than 120 firefighters were at the scene, tackling flames that started in the roof of the building which housed Victoria’s nightclub.

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it was one of the biggest incidents it has had to deal with and surveyors said the building had to come down on safety grounds with parts of the structure unstable.

The properties affected are 92 to 106 Sauchiehall Street – from The Works stationery shop to Savers at the junction with Hope Street.

Other surrounding buildings, including the Pavilion theatre, are closed while the demolition is carried out.