Video – Explosive height reduction…

Smokestack shrinks slightly, but refuses to fall.

An old Duquesne Light smokestack in Crescent Township was supposed to come down Saturday, but instead of collapsing, it just got a little shorter.

After a loud boom and a thick cloud of dust, the old smokestack was shorter, but still standing.

“Nothing. It went boom, and that was it. It didn’t even fall,” said local resident Chris Torreance. “It dropped probably 10, 15, 20 feet, maybe. Just enough where you could see, but… just a bunch of smoke.”

Advantage Blasting And Demolition is handling the job. It’s believed the problem was a back wall of the structure.