Explosive prison break

Implosion fells North Carolina facility. This weekend saw the explosive demolition of North Carolina’s Western Youth Institute, commonly known as the High Rise Prison.

Orchestral implosions…

Bridge blasts set to music. It appears that someone at the Illinois Department of Transportation had some time on their hands. They have been back through the state archives, gathered together some epic bridge blast footage, and set the entire thing to the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky.

Pistons’ Palace sent packing…

Weekend implosion fells former Detroit sporting/music venue. The structure of The Palace of Auburn Hills was imploded Saturday morning, July 11, 2020, ending a process of dismantling that began in February. The former home of the Detroit Pistons hosted its last NBA game on April 11, 2017 and Bob Seger performed the venue’s last concert…Read moreRead more

TRD topples tower

Explosive end for historic brick-built chimney. During this weekend, Total Reclaims Demolition carried out the explosive demolition of a brick-built chimney at the Wade Spring factory in Long Eaton.

Delta Force…

You might recall that, at the end of May, we brought you details of a British company’s involvement in a blast that toppled eight smoke stacks at a power plant in Australia. Well that was only part of the story. In fact, that final blast was the culmination of 14 months and 400,000+ man hours…Read moreRead more

Beach blast…

Explosive demolition of Michigan power plant. The former DTE Energy coal power plant in Harbor Beach, Michigan has been levelled. DemolitionNews understands that the controlled double blast was carried out by SCM Engineered Demolition & Explosives INC.

Downtown Dominion detonated…

The downtown skyline of Richmond, Virginia is officially different after Dominion Energy’s former headquarters was demolished. The building was imploded Saturday at 7 am after a brief delay. All 21 floors of the former headquarters were brought down in a matter of seconds. Controlled Demolition Inc. handled the implosion and said that thirteen levels of…Read moreRead more

Demolition Daily #44

Today’s guest on the Demolition Daily LiveStream is Roland Alford, managing director of Alford Technologies which this weekend carried out an eight chimney implosion in Australia from the comfort of the UK. The show is brought to you by our t-shirt sponsor for the day, Repalo, the company behind the self-assembly concrete cracker we featured…Read moreRead more

Alford scores world first…

Eight chimneys felled in contract organised in the UK and conducted in Australia. UK explosive demolition company Alford Technologies scored a COVID-19 lockdown first when they demolished eight 137 metre tall chimneys in Victoria, Australia using a local team recruited to carry out the demolition after the original UK team were unable to travel to…Read moreRead more

Towers toppled amidst secrecy…

Timing of blast kept quiet to avoid attracting crowds. Two cooling towers at the site of a former nuclear plant in south-western Germany have been demolished with a series of spectacular explosions. The timing of the demolition at the Philippsburg power plant near Karlsruhe was kept secret in fear of potential crowds gathering amid the…Read moreRead more