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Thread: Perfect controlled demolition of twin chimneys - video

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    NOPE! I don't think so, I remember doing some crazy things when I was young and impervious to any danger,(so I thought)! But the tinniest little talk of getting me hanging on the raged edge of a 300 foot tower and a very large chance of busting my support out from under me, you couldn't pay me enough!

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    The demolition of the smoke stack at the defunct power plant in Muskegon, Michigan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Would have been a lot more fun to drop that 500 ft tall monster into the water and create a tsunami
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    A unique dinosaur on this one with the offset wheel...but excruciatingly slow in demolition. The noise of the refrigerator size pieces falling into the center bottom must have been horrendous, coming back up the stack at them. I'm with Frank, drop it in on itself or the water for effect and expedients. But they can't because of Laws about smokestacks in Michigan.

    As a side note back in the day we had equipment there and as I remember the techs hated the cold there (lake effects) when they went for the installation and later maintenance. Cobb is/was a medium station which supplied power for about 200k and was running for 70 years. He is a link to some other pics and a story a year after the shutdown.

    Here is a news video from Oct. 2018 https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/...k/69-599821188
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    Well I must say that option to knock down a stake is a lot better, or safer than the first one! WOW 650 feet tall!!!

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    I was trying to get a grip & comprehend the size & then the miniscule ants driving along the road came into view.

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    you alright dude?
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    Ah: you bunch of wooses; this is how it's done.

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    Oh that one brought back a tragic memory. As I have watched all many of the previous videos, I have thought to myself how lucky many of these workers have been.

    I am retired teacher from what used to be small farming community. Had twin boys in the 7th grade back in the 80's. They were playing around an abandoned old barn and brick silo. The bricks were pretty loose from the poor quality mortar. One was apparently "tunneling" through the side of the silo, the other exploring someplace else in the barn, when the worst happened. The whole thing did not come down, but it was fatal anyway.

    Be careful out there.

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