Video – St John’s River towers felled…

Blast fells Florida cooling towers.

Two gigantic cooling towers in Jacksonville were imploded with 1,500 pounds of dynamite on Saturday.

The 141 metre high towers majestically became nothing but piles of dust after 30 years of standing tall in St. Johns River Power Park. Locals gathered near the site to watch the iconic towers crumble.

This demolition marks the complete closing of the power park, prompted by leaders from JEA, a Jacksonville-based electric utility company, and FPL, Florida Power & Light. These are the same entities that pulled together to fund the coal-powered plant in the 1980s.