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.

Terrifying top down…

Imagination, innovation and ingenuity harnessed to tackle massive tower. Necessity is the mother of invention, or so they say. And nowhere is that more true than in the field of demolition, and industry in which each new challenge is met with out-of-the-box-thinking and a large helping of innovation. Take this video, for example. Because a…Read moreRead more

Churchill flyovers falling…

Work underway on removal of Liverpool landmark. Footbridges have been dismantled as work gets under way on demolition work to bring down Liverpool’s Churchill Way flyovers. Three work compounds were put in place around the site last week from Monday, August 26, with the first phase due to begin today. But by Sunday lunchtime part…Read moreRead more

Downing more than a pint…

PP O’Connor taking down famous Thwaites Brewery. It is the point of origin for more pints of beer than anyone might care to count. But the Thwaites Brewery in Blackburn, Lancashire is coming down. And UK demolition contractor PP O’Connor is spearheading the works.

Starting young…

14-year old starts his own demolition company. When I was 14 years old, I wanted to be a footballer. Tell the truth, I wanted to play for West Ham United. OK, I admit it – I wanted des[erately to be Alan Devonshire. Fourteen-year-old Lance Matheson, meanwhile, runs his own demolition company, Sage Demolition and Land…Read moreRead more

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.

German cooling tower dropped…

Cameras capture smooth fall of massive power station cooking tower. The cooling tower at one of Germany’s former nuclear power stations has been demolished, more than 30 years after it went off-line. The Muelheim-Kaerlich plant near Koblenz opened in 1987 but was closed the next year because of fears over earthquakes.

At least we’re not this bad…

India sees the UK’s three scaffold collapses and raises them. Amidst all the hand-wringing that followed a week in which three separate UK demolition contractors dropped three separate piles of scaffold onto three separate UK streets, good ol’ Blighty can at least take some solace from the fact that we’re not quite as bad as…Read moreRead more