15 May '11, 12am

The Implosion of the 870ft HEW-Kraftwerks Chimney as it Happened in Pictures

The Implosion of the 870ft HEW-Kraftwerks Chimney as it Happened in Pictures

In 1996, Stacy Loizeaux of demolition specialists NOVA, said: "The term "implosion" was coined by my grandmother back in, I guess, the '60s. It's a more descriptive way to explain what we do than "explosion." There are a series of small explosions, but the building itself isn't erupting outward. It's actually being pulled in on top of itself. What we're really doing is removing specific support columns within the structure and then cajoling the building in one direction or another, or straight down."

Full article: http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-implosion

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