Video – DSM does the double…

Leicester’s New Walk Centre destroyed in double-blast. DemolitionNews reports.

Video – CDI bounces back…

Successful blasts put Vegas stand-up in context. The Clarion Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas might have refused to fully comply with the laws of gravity. But just a week after the partial stand-up of a stubborn lift shaft, it is back to business as usual for the team at Controlled Demolition Inc. The company…Read moreRead more

Video – Look ahead to Leicester blast…

DSM releases detailed animation ahead of town hall implosion. It is just a few short weeks until the skyline of Leicester is changed forever with the explosive demolition of the former council offices. Ahead of that blast, contractor DSM has released a superb animation that illustrates the demolition process up to and beyond the implosion….Read moreRead more

Video – Vegas casino crumbles…

Section left standing after early morning blast. Yet another Las Vegas hotel turned into a pile of rubble early Tuesday. Although one section refused to succumb to both explosives and the pull of gravity, remaining defiantly erect. The 12-story Clarion casino-hotel became the 13th hotel to gain implosion infamy in a town with a reputation…Read moreRead more

Video – From on high…

Chain of Rocks bridge blast filmed from the skies. Explosive bridge demolition is always quite a spectacle; but it’s even more spectacular when it is filmed from several hundred feet in the air. We brought you some raw footage of the blast that felled the main part of the infamous Chain of Rocks bridge last…Read moreRead more

Video – Timing is everything…

You can wait hours for a bus and then, just when you don’t need one… Anyone that has ever attended an explosive demolition event will be familiar with the type. They artive hours before the event carrying fold-out chairs and sleeping bags, flasks of coffee, pre-made sandwiches, and more camera equipment than the average television…Read moreRead more

Video – Chain of Rocks revisited…

Main span hits the water as second blast takes place. The second of three planned blasts dropped another section of the infamous Chain of Rocks bridge into the canal below just a few minutes ago. The bridge used to carry Interstate 270, but was recently replaced with a new bridge, north of the old location….Read moreRead more

Desire to profit played role in botched blast…

Cleveland Wrecking stands accused of rushing blast to make most of scrap prices. A demolition company’s desire to profit from favourable conditions in the scrap metal market contributed to the botched demolition of an old power plant in 2013, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. alleged last week in a lawsuit against the project’s general contractor…Read moreRead more

Video – Blast marks the end at Sparrow Point…

Poignant farewell to former steel-making stronghold. The most visible vestige of Sparrows Point’s steelmaking past tumbled to the ground yesterday afternoon as workers from CDI imploded the property’s L Blast Furnace. Workers have been planning for months to bring down the furnace with explosives, part of the ongoing work to demolish structures in advance of…Read moreRead more

Video – Power station popped…

Implosion marks the end for Cumbrian power station An iconic gas-fired power station at Roosecote has been demolished in a controlled explosion. Energy giant Centrica mothballed the site in 2012 due to the volatile market – it had generated electricity from coal, then gas, for around 60 years. Ron Hull Demolition carried out the explosive…Read moreRead more