October earmarked for implosion of 15-storey Hawick Court. An empty 15-storey block of flats in Greenock looks set to be demolished by explosion in October. River Clyde Homes have applied to Inverclyde Council for permission to ‘blow down’ Hawick Court. The whole project is expected to cost £800,000 and will include the site being re-levelled…Read moreRead more
Confusion reigns over date of Christchurch police station implosion. A date for the implosion of Christchurch’s former police station has not been confirmed, despite social media reports suggesting otherwise. Rebuild Christchurch stated on its Facebook page this week that the implosion of the old police building on Hereford St would take place on April 18,…Read moreRead more
DSM reassures Northampton residents ahead of explosive demolition of Northampton’s Greyfriars bus station. DemolitionNews.com reports.
Australian demolition giant carries out impressive multiple blasts. As part of Liberty Industrial’s Swanbank B Demolition Project, a closure project involving the removal of a 480 megawatt coal fired power plant in Ipswich near Brisbane, Australia, the company’s project team carried out the explosive demolition of the plant’s boiler house and two 137 metre tall…Read moreRead more
Few will shed a tear as Tulip Hotel falls. A closed-down hotel in the Cape Town City Business District, the Tulip Hotel and Conference Centre, was demolished earlier today to make way for a new development in this sought after area. Building plans for a new hotel have already been approved, and demolition to the…Read moreRead more
Crossing damaged by landslide dropped using explosives. Engineers have demolished the southern lane of the Skjeggestad bridge in Vestfold, Norway. It follows the partial collapse of the bridge a few weeks ago. Norway’s Public Roads Administration described the demolition as technically challenging, however it reportedly went to plan.
Leicester’s New Walk Centre destroyed in double-blast. DemolitionNews reports.
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
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
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