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    Perfect controlled demolition of twin chimneys - video

    Controlled demolition of twin chimneys at Cockenzie Power Station in East Lothian, Scotland in 2015. Best demolition vid I've ever seen. Gorgeous.





    Previously:

    Floor-by-floor Japanese building demolition - GIF and video
    116 excavators demolish bridge overnight in China - video

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    Sheer perfection Jon - poetry in motion!
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    That is awesome!!!

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    Unbelievable that they could get them to fall at the exact angle toward each other and in perfect sync. That guy was one heck of a demolition man.

    Makes me wonder if digital effects were involved. But then it is the perfect solution. If you brought them down one at a time, the first one may have damaged the other and made the job a lot more dangerous. And they probably wanted to contain the rubble in a small area.
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    Clean up on isle 1. Demolition experts get paid the big bucks for a reason. These chimneys could have been brought down individually or together in a straight down vertical drop however either of those scenarios would have required a lot more explosives and some very precise detonations with a much higher risk of something going wrong. Just dropping 1 of them in any other direction than the way it was done would have scattered debris over a larger area. Even dropping them the way it was done if the drop angle had been slightly off on either chimney would have taken out that nearby building and the damaged road as well.
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    2:59 video of the demolition:



    The company doing the demolition was Brown and Mason. They have more demo vids here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC41...csDgxlQ/videos .

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    Third-world version:


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    Impromptu, but effective.


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    Kind of reminds me of a scene from an old movie.
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