Blast fells French tower block…

Six seconds to drop 16 storeys. Just after lunchtime on Sunday, demolition crews carried out the controlled explosive demolition of the Albret tower which stood in the Beauval district, in Meaux, France. Within seconds, the block – which comprised 169 apartments spread over 16 floors in three wings – was gone in the latest phase…Read moreRead more

Dallas bank downed…

Controlled blast drops Texan bank building. A controlled explosion has brought down the former Republic National Bank of Dallas. More details to follow as they arrive:

Alabama boilers blown…

CDI continues trail of controlled destruction. Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI), acting as explosives subcontractor to Jackson Demolition Service, Inc has performed the successful explosives felling of one recovery boiler, one recovery chimney, one power boiler and one power chimney in Alabama on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

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…Read moreRead more

Two of three toppled…

Explosive end for two of three towers. Pacific Blasting & Demolition Ltd has completed the controlled demolition of two 90 metre tall surge towers at the John Hart Dam near Campbell River, British Columbia.

CDI at the double…

CDI blasts its way across the US. Some demolition professionals may work a lifetime without ever being involved in an explosive demolition event. Some demolition companies might be lucky enough to see an implosion up close, even if they’re not involed, directly or otherwise. But for Controlled Demolition Inc (CDI), implosions seem to come along…Read moreRead more

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.