Video – St John’s River towers felled…

Blast fells Florida cooling towers. Two gigantic cooling towers in Jacksonville were imploded with 1,500 pounds of dynamite on Saturday. The 141 metre high towers majestically became nothing but piles of dust after 30 years of standing tall in St. Johns River Power Park. Locals gathered near the site to watch the iconic towers crumble….Read moreRead more

Video – Triple topple at Brayton Point…

Three stacks down as CDI carries out controlled blast. Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI), acting as explosives subcontractor to Brayton Point, LLC. of St. Louis, Missouri carried out the successful felling of three 106 metre tall reinforced concrete chimneys in Somerset, Massachusetts on 24 March 2019. This blast was the precursor to the explosive demolition for…Read moreRead more

Video – White Giant toppled…

Controlled blast fells 20 storey German tower block. A 20-storey building known locally as the “White Giant” was demolished in Duisburg’s Hochheide on yesterday. At 12:00 local time, around 290 kilograms of explosives were used to blast the block of flats into a pile of rubble.

Video – Downtown detonation…

Controlled blast fells Texan tower block. The Building of the Southwest in downtown Midland, Texas was demolished by controlled implosion yesterday. More details to follow as we receive them:

Video – Tilbury boilers blasted…

Brown and Mason conducts another successful implosion. Brown and Mason successfully brought down the two remaining boiler houses at Tilbury Power Station yesterday. The explosive demolition was the 14th at the the site, which closed its doors in 2013. Owners RWE had planned to turn it into the Tilbury Energy Centre, but the redevelopment was…Read moreRead more

Video – Mill of the future imploded…

Blast lays to rest futuristic plant erected in 1967. The so-called “mill of the future” is no more. The Weirton Steel Basic Oxygen Plant in West Virginia was imploded on Saturday morning. The massive BOP mill was completed in 1967 and covered more than six acres at the north end of town. At the time,…Read moreRead more

Video – Demolition date set for Brayton Point…

Massachusetts cooling towers set to fall on 27 April. The iconic cooling towers at the Brayton Point power plant will be demolished in April. Representatives of Commercial Development Co., which now owns the former coal-fired facility, have informed local residents that the towers would be brought down by way of controlled demolition on April 27….Read moreRead more

Video – German power plant felled…

Boiler house dropped, cooling tower and stack follow. Contractors carried out an impressive explosive demolition of the Knepper power plant in Castrop-Rauxel near Dortmund, Germany yesterday. First, the boiler house was blown. Then, about 45 minutes later, the 128 metre tall cooling tower and the 210 metre high chimney of the former coal-fired power plant…Read moreRead more

Video – Bradford council offices blasted…

Contractor bounces back from unforeseen delay with text-book blast. The planned but well-guarded timing of the implosion to fell the Jacobs Well former head office of Bradford Council had to shift slightly as contractors had to wait for police to release the scene of a serious car crash outside the building. But when they eventually…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Brazil takes on US…

Award winning explosive expert targets US expansion. Anyone that has been following the wider demolition industry on social media during the past week or two will probably have encountered a distinctive but unfamiliar logo together with a somewhat cryptic message. But the cat is now out of the bag, as they say. And we can…Read moreRead more