something beautiful about that, its all part of creation ;) 4 years ago
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I think we’ve all completed this goal after seeing the videos of the Twin Towers. Could be amended to say ‘in person’. 4 years ago
Just got this in an email:
“The next scheduled Las Vegas casino implosion is the New Frontier, originally planned for the summer of 2000, but postponed because of the financial climate back then, among other things. The last we heard, it’s still scheduled to take place at 2 a.m. on November 13 and if you’re planning to attend, be aware that implosions can be pretty unpleasant events if you’re too close, with all kinds of miscellaneous and potentially toxic dust in the air. So large crowds aren’t encouraged in Vegas these days, where the implosion novelty’s worn off.”
I saw the El Rancho imploded in October 2000, so I do not intend to stay awake for this one. But I must say, it is really something to see in person once. Truly astounding. 5 years ago
...it is the Alaskan Way Viaduct. This is an ugly highway going right along Seattle’s waterfront. I hope it gets blown to smitherines (in a safe manner of course). 5 years ago
Here’s the official news story with the best video, shot from above the Key Bank Tower by the demolition crew (you can hear the countdown). Here is my video of the Key Bank Tower implosion, shot from the Salt Lake Plaza hotel across the South Temple street.
But, it’s a different thing to actually be there and hear the explosives being set off, see the 88-meter building crumble to a pile of rubble in 16 seconds, and feel the magnitude-5 quake and the vibrations of the windows.
I was there.
5 years ago
I bought the plane ticket already!
5 years ago
meh. i like seeing buildings going up. Buildings going down is rather sad. 5 years ago
While I don’t know of any structured online resource for finding upcoming implosion projects, there are two sites that come close:
From http://cp.iqnection.com/cms/downloadfile.php?file_id=590 :-(
6 years ago
I wrote Controlled Demolition, Inc. about being fascinated with their work and kindly asked them for a schedule of demolitions in Northern California. Here’s their reply:
[...] we are not permitted to release information regarding the scheduling of upcoming implosion projects to the general public. For liability reasons, we cannot “advertise” our projects in advance or it can be construed as an “invitation” to spectators. Our general liability insurance prohibits this, as I’m sure you can understand.
My suggestion to you would be to pay close attention to the newspapers in your area, or to those in areas you are interested in visiting via the internet. As we all know, journalists have a way of “finding things out” ahead of time!
If somebody knows of a demolition anywhere, please post it to Upcoming.org
6 years ago
The New Haven Coliseum is going to go down at 730am on 1/20/07. Unfortunately I won’t be able to get off work. Oh well, working 3rd shift doesn’t make this one very easy. 6 years ago
Done by Paladins.
This early afternoon, I demolished the shutters by the front door. 6 years ago
at the right place at the right time as they demolished (or imploded or whatever it’s called) an old power plant in Oregon. Big tower and all. According to my father, my grandfather had even worked there when it was originally built. Looked cool. But didn’t take more than a few minutes to all fall down. 6 years ago
I got to see three CHA highrise units come down just off Lake Shore Drive in Chicago nearly a decade ago. Got up at 5-something in the morning to see it happen on a freezing cold Dec. day. It was moving—the epitome of precision. The mind boggles and the pile of rubble and dust left behind is of course stories high! 6 years ago
It would be cool if there was a website that had all the upcoming events for something like this. Any URLs? 6 years ago
I’ve been getting alerts for 8 months now but they’re always too far away. Maybe when the New Haven Coliseum finally goes… 7 years ago
When the late lamented Dibnah, national treasure and demolition expert extraordinaire, came to Leicester to knock down the huge Co-Op bakery tower, virtually the whole town turned up. I’m not kidding, it was like a carnival, with candy floss and a roundabout for the kiddies. I can’t remember the actual demolition very well, but I remember that the cloud of dust was smaller than I had expected, and kind of controlled in a relatively small area. Ah, Dibnah. The man was a genius. He knew an awful lot about steam trains too. 7 years ago
I lived in the city at the time, in 3rd floor apartment on the SW corner of 6th and Pine, so it was no problem for me to walk to a decent vantage point. It went Ka-Boom, and then I returned home and made breakfast. I add it to my list of strange Seattle experiences. Though doesn’t compare to having tear gas seep into my apartment during the WTO riots (Battle of Seattle, December 1999 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/547581.stm). 7 years ago
I remember sitting on the hood of my mom’s car, watching a crane destroy one of the old buildings downtown. With a wrecking ball! (I’d only ever seen wrecking balls in Loony Toons before.) 7 years ago
I worked until 4am Friday night, then got up at 6:30am, Saturday morning to see the 7am demolition of the old Convention Center in Washington, DC. it was awsome. That shit blew the fuck up. so worth it. The craziest thing was the gigantic dust cloud that basically enveloped everything. 7 years ago
I should have gone to see the Convention Center here in DC get imploded, but it was at like 5 AM, and I was doing some traveling either that day, or just gotten back or something. I just want another chance! 7 years ago
March 2000. The Kingdome implosion was beyond awesome. The most hideous feature of the Seattle skyline was turned to rubble. After the dust cleared (days later) we picked up souvenir chunks of concrete and rebar. 8 years ago