Long goodbye at Longannet

Brown and Mason carries out latest in series of blasts. Longannet Power Station is not going out with a bang. It is going out with a series of them, as power station demolition specialist Brown and Mason carry out yet another successful implosion at the now retired power plant.

First fall at Ferrybridge

First cooling tower felled in controlled blast. UK demolition giant Keltbray has carried out the first of a number of controlled implosions to fell one of the famous cooling towers at Ferrybridge Power Station.

Stubborn stack stays upright…

Three out of four ain’t bad. It ain’t great either! The remnants of more than 50 years of coal-generated power production in Moapa came crashing down in a huge cloud of dust last week. Most of what was left of the Reid Gardner Power Station was imploded. Demolition crews contracted by Reid Gardner owner NV…Read moreRead more

Bank building blasted…

Pasadena State Bank building imploded. Pasadena’s first, and only, skyscraper was demolished just after sunrise Sunday morning. The historic tower was built in 1962 but has remained vacant since 2002. After nearly 20 years of neglect, the tower was condemned as a safety hazard to the community.

Dallas downtown detonated…

CDI chalks up yet another successful implosion. A controlled blast felled an 13-storey tower block in downtown Dallas this past weekend. The implosion at 505 N. Ervay St. was set off shortly after 7:30 am. Within seconds, a series of controlled explosions reduced the vacant 1946 office building to a heap of concrete and steel…Read moreRead more

Doomed bridge downed…

Explosive end for collapsed Italian bridge that killed 43. Demolition and explosive engineers have today carried out a controlled blast to bring down two remaining sections of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge that collapsed last August. Forty-three people were killed when part of the bridge, and cars travelling along it, fell 45 metres. Today’s blast dropped around…Read moreRead more

CDI pops pedestal…

Explosive end for turbine pedestal in Florida. Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI), acting as explosives subcontractor to Southern Salvage, Inc. has carried out the preparation for and explosives handling operations to fracture a turbine pedestal in a single explosives sequence in Sebring, Florida.

Rising above the rest…

Demolition drone video takes top prize. North Carolina drone pioneer Nelson Aerial Productions has taken home first place in the Second Annual Engineering Drone Video of the Year contest held at AUVSI Xponential in Chicago, IL. The video titled “The Big Boom” documents 10 separate building implosions across the United States. Of the 10 implosions,…Read moreRead more

Video – Balletic blast…

Stacks and boiler house fall with stunning symmetry. A historic chapter for Louisville Gas and Electric Company ended yesterday when the company brought down the last standing portions — the boiler house and stacks — of the now retired coal-fired Cane Run Generating Station, located in the southwest corner of Jefferson County.

Video – Dome downed…

CDI carries out yet another dynamic blast. Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI) – acting as explosives subcontractor to Renascent of Indianapolis has carried out the preparation for and successful explosives felling of the roof of the University Hall sports arena in Charlottesville, Virginia: