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St. Louis (KSDK) -- No, our smiling morning newsman didn't have a meltdown.

NewsChannel 5 is in the middle of a project to renovate its Breaking News Center.

Tuesday morning, demolition crews tore apart dry wall with claw hammers and crow bars.

Naturally, NewsChannel 5's Pat McGonigleasked the crew's foreman, "Hey, can I do that?"

Click on the player window to see the destructive end to Today in St. Louis.