VIDEO: Final tour of Sheffield landmark before demolition

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This is the final look inside a historic Sheffield landmark before it disappears from the skyline for good.

Work to demolish The Grosvenor House Hotel has begun this morning, exactly 50 years since the five-star establishment first opened.

Views from the top of The Grosvenor House Hotel in Sheffield.

Views from the top of The Grosvenor House Hotel in Sheffield.

The building is being torn down with machinery, as an exploded demolition is not possible in the city centre. Developers expect the site top be fully cleared by April 2017.

The former hotel on Charter Square is being torn down to make way for new buildings which will form part of the £480m Sheffield Retail Quarter development – including the new offices of HSBC.

Before the landmark is destroyed, The Star was taken on a special tour of the former hotel, which has dominated the city skyline for decades.

For the full story, see tomorrow's Star.

The building is being torn down with machinery, as an exploded demolition is not possible in the city centre.

The building is being torn down with machinery, as an exploded demolition is not possible in the city centre.

Views from the top of The Grosvenor House Hotel in Sheffield.

Views from the top of The Grosvenor House Hotel in Sheffield.

Views from the top of The Grosvenor House Hotel in Sheffield.

Views from the top of The Grosvenor House Hotel in Sheffield.

Work to demolish The Grosvenor House Hotel has begun.

Work to demolish The Grosvenor House Hotel has begun.

The hotel is being torn down with machinery like this.

The hotel is being torn down with machinery like this.

The top floor (pictured) would have been the most exclusive floor in the hotel.

The top floor (pictured) would have been the most exclusive floor in the hotel.

Inside the hotel.

Inside the hotel.

View down the stairs from the top.

View down the stairs from the top.

Lifts.

Lifts.