Developer eyes implosion as quick solution. The hospital tower that dominates Gates Circle may be taken down in a single dramatic event this summer, rather than a long and slow process over weeks or months. “There’s only two ways to take buildings apart. Either you pick them apart or you blow them up,” said Marc…Read moreRead more
Blast heralds final chapter for Fraser River bridge. Last week, some of the final pieces of the Port Mann bridge that has spanned the Fraser River since 1964 were blasted. The implosion is captured in the video (below). Explosives were used to carefully bring down the last girders on the Surrey side of the old…Read moreRead more
Implosion fells Republican palace in Yemen. As the watching world will know only too well, Yemen is a country that is all too familiar with the sound of explosions. But at least this one was planned and controlled. That said, we’re using the word controlled in the loosest possible sense as you will see when…Read moreRead more
Double blast fells stack and power plant building. It took less than 10 seconds to bring down two structures at the old AES Deepwater plant in Pasadena. The plant is located along Light Company Road near the Houston Ship Channel. The demolition included a chimney and a decommissioned power plant building. The 475 foot chimney…Read moreRead more
Explosive demolition fells structure at Cassidy Lake mine site. OK, so there’s a minute or so of scene-setting and rather too many dignitary handshakes for our “get on with it already” tastes. But when the blast happens at the 1.19 mark, it is well worth the wait.
First of series of implosions fells part of span. A large section of the Long Island Bridge was demolished Monday as contractors imploded a 750-foot-long piece that connects to the island, officials said. The Coast Guard had set up a 1,000-yard safety zone between Moon Island and Long Island, and marine units from State, Boston,…Read moreRead more
Robinson & Birdsell implodes one of city’s tallest buildings. A 46-year old tower block in Hull has been demolished as part of a regeneration scheme in the area. The 20-floor Highcourt tower in the Orchard Park area was brought down via a controlled explosion on Sunday lunchtime. Robinson & Birdsell was appointed by Hull City…Read moreRead more
DSM does the business as “mouth of Hell” Greyfriars Bus Station in Northampton is imploded. DemolitionNews.com reports
DSM on final countdown for Sunday blast of Greyfriars bus station in Northampton.
Tamar Explosives takes out part of “Grandfather’s Village”. The people of Israel have grown accustomed to the sound of explosions for all the wrong reasons. And so the explosive demolition of a block in Kfar Saba (Grandfather’s Village) in the Sharon region, will probably have gone largely unnoticed. But the eagle-eyed (square-eyed) folks in our…Read moreRead more