Archive for 'implosion'
Implosion drops cantilever bridge into river below. Crews demolished the old steel truss on J.M. Walters Bridge yesterday morning. According to historicbridges.org, the Walters Bridge was built in 1934. They said the bridge is an extremely unusual design of cantilever truss bridge. This is largely due to the relatively lightweight and simplistic design of the […]
60 metre tall block downed in seconds. One of the tallest buildings in the former government district of Bonn, Germany was imploded this weekend. The 60 metre tall Bonn-Center – with its rotating Mercedes logo on the roof – was felled using approximately 250 kilograms of explosives. The demolition makes way for the construction of […]
Controlled explosion fells building in Atlanta. The Hammond Exchange Building on the edge of Dunwoody was imploded two weeks ago with help from 500 pounds of explosives. We have no idea quite how this massive implosion bypassed our news-feed radar at the time but we are grateful to our subscriber Russ Gardiner for pointing out […]
Brandenburg removes last vestiges of J.E. Corette plant. The J.E. Corette coal-fired power plant in Billings, Montana is fast disappearing. And as these two new films (the first featuring a welcome smidgen of Tom Petty) from demolition giant Brandenburg show, some of the largest parts of the facility are now on the ground: PPL Montana […]
Building “destroyed” in Marvel movie imploded for real. Dykon Explosive Demolition Corp. yesterday did what it does best; imploding the Georgia Archives Building in Atlanta. But many watching from afar were struck with an odd feeling of deja vu. And little wonder. The building in question (although disguised as the headquarters of Pym Technologies) was […]
Controlled implosion brings down two La Velette tower blocks. A pair of 15-storey tower blocks have been demolished in a controlled explosion carried out by Ginger CEBTP Demolition, accompanied by the EPC group. The blast took place in the La Velette district of Rillieux-la-Pape, a commune in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of eastern France. The demolition […]
New York boroughs voice concerns over proposed Kosciuszko Bridge implosion. After Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the city would implode a section of the old Kosciuszko Bridge, several elected officials in Queens and Brooklyn, including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, voiced concerns about the impact this implosion would have. The main span will be dropped […]
Former Premium Bonds Tower felled in controlled implosion. The former home of the original Ernie machine, which generated prize-winning Premium Bond numbers, has been demolished in Blackpool. The building’s main tower, seen when heading towards the seaside town, was brought down with explosives. The machine, the latest version of which remains in Blackpool, was invented […]
CDI fells twin chimneys in double blast. Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) carried out the successful explosives felling of two 100 metre tall, reinforced concrete chimneys at the Frank E. Ratts Generating Station in Petersburg, Indiana at 8:00 AM and 8:25 AM on 25 February 25, 2017.
Early morning implosion drops FirstEnergy plant. The 306-foot brick and concrete smoke stack and 170-foot boiler house at the FirstEnergy plant at Lake Shore in Cleveland came crashing down early this morning. The controlled explosion was carried out by DyKon Explosive Demolition Corp. The $15 million demolition project at plant began in last year with […]