Building implosions are always fun to watch, although sometimes they just don't go quite right. So when companies can accurately control a demolition and have two structures hit in mid-air, it's a thing of beauty! The Cockenzie power station in Scotland has two 487 foot tall chimneys and when it came time to demolish them, there was no better way then to have them strike mid-collapse. Maybe it was because they couldn't have them fall outwards or to the sides (for obvious reasons), but I like to think they did it for us, the spectators.
The appropriately named BAM (Brown and Mason) Demolition outfit out of the UK is Europe's largest demolition company, and is responsible for this sweet gem. In order to carry out the demolition, 150 holes were drilled into each tower, with explosives then placed inside each hole.
Check out the amazing videos below:
View from the bystanders perspective:
Drone footage with introduction:
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
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Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
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