A Holiday Inn in Arlington, Northern Virginia was demolished in a controlled explosion yesterday morning to clear the land for a new development. The implosion brought down the 50-year-old hotel tower and could be heard for miles around. A large dust cloud covered much of the area afterward. The demolition, which will make way for…Read moreRead more
The final 300 metre stack that once served the retired Widows Creek Fossil Plant near Stevenson, Alabama was safely imploded this week. The removal of the old plant, which was idled in 2014, is about 90 percent complete. The site is being prepared for future economic redevelopment. Our thanks to our buddy Russ Gardiner for…Read moreRead more
On Friday 27 November 2020, William Sinclair and Safedem secured their place in the demolition hall of fame, carrying out the tallest explosive building demolition and writing themselves into Guinness World Records. In this exclusive interview, which will be broadcast LIVE at 3pm today, William Sinclair joins us from the UAE to delve into the…Read moreRead more
Guinness World Records acknowledges Abu Dhabi mega blast. Within hours of the Meena Plaza complex in Abu Dhabi coming down, the project has been inducted into the Guinness World Records. The project takes the crown as the world’s tallest building destroyed by explosives. It is a record that had stood for more than 22 years…Read moreRead more
Massive Meena Plaza complex falls in successful explosive demolition. Sir Alex Ferguson in football. Stephen Hendry in snooker. Andy Murray in tennis. Sir Chris Hoy in cycling. And now Safedem in demolition has joined the ranks of the Scottish world beaters. The Dundee-based company has carried out the successful implosion of the infamous Meena Plaza…Read moreRead more
Safedem makes ready for record-breaking blast. Abu Dhabi residents will witness a new world record this weekend as Scottish demolition company Safedem carries out the explosive demolition of the Meena Plaza complex. Comprising 144 storeys across four towers, the complex stands at 165.032 metres making this a record breaking project for the tallest building demolished…Read moreRead more
The Northern part of the Eisern Viaduct in Siegen, Germany has been felled in a controlled blast. According to reports, 61 kg of explosives was used to bring down the motorway bridge, which was up to 50 metres high and weighed 12,300 tons. The bridge will be replaced by a new building that can cope…Read moreRead more
Failure to control dust leads to settlement. More than seven months after an implosion covered Little Village in a cloud of dust, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has settled a lawsuit against Hilco Redevelopment Partners and its contractors. Raoul announced the settlement Thursday, which will require Hilco to pay $370,000 into a fund to support…Read moreRead more
The Maine Department of Transport has used explosives to demolish the old Beals Island Bridge, which connects the towns of Beals and Jonesport in Maine.
Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI), acting as explosives subcontractor to The Berg Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland has performed the preparation for and successful explosives felling of four 122 metre tall radio towers in Bethesda, Maryland.