Power plant downed…

Alliant Energy plant laid to rest in controlled blast.

A decades-old power plant in central Iowa took only seconds to implode into nothing Thursday during a scheduled demolition.

The Sutherland Generating Station in Marshalltown saw the final phase of its demolition after Alliant Energy workers had been decommissioning it.

The plant, built in 1950, started burning coal exclusively after the U.S. Department of Energy directed them to stop using natural gas at the generating station.