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Thread: Perfect controlled demolition of twin chimneys - video

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    That's because the really cool jobs are blue collar, with involved skills and don't fill universities with wealthy students. While immense corporations spend real physical time and money on STEM education to support their future; it reflects poorly that trade unions participate so little.
    I was an Industrial Technology teacher for 35 years. Many, perhaps MOST of the original STEM activities were developed by leaders in Industrial Technology classrooms. We used to teach workshops on how to inspire students pursue careers in those good blue collar areas. Now that STEM has become big business big companies that market to the educational "machine" have created "packaged" programs to sell to districts wishing to have a STEM program.

    Regrettably, schools have shutdown the Industrial Technology programs that actually created the STEM concept. Now, fueled by the educational materials business, too many STEM programs have morphed away from the truly creative, open ended activity based programs, to "canned" activities where all of the outcomes are known before the activity really begins. Thus, students are once again, cheated out of the true learning the comes with the "...we'll learn more by wandering than searching..." type of activites.

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    in re to hemmjo's post #121;
    Imagine results if participants in sites like HMT.net were polled on their 'trail' from school to work, the number directly connected to vocational education. Wild guess is in excess of 70%. Another guess says age group is quite comparable.

    As I've stated many times, even the 'hobbyist' is still operating a machine shop; only real difference is a smaller footprint. Compared to more hobby-like pursuits, this is still the real thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    I like how the concrete dust plumes out top of the stack; perfectly straight. Really exhibits how well the demolition was planned and carried out.
    Oh Gee. I was musing that it was the spirit of the chimney. Looking for Whoopi Goldberg or the white light.

    Just perfect demo.

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    So is it just my imagination or is there a vehicle directly below the stack moving ,very quickly, to the left staying just beyond the ground cloud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    So is it just my imagination or is there a vehicle directly below the stack moving ,very quickly, to the left staying just beyond the ground cloud?
    Why, yes there is!
    It's the Local Action News Team, filming on a slow day, desperate for content. . .
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    Recent controlled demolition of Martin Tower in Bethlehem, PA.

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    Wondering what was the flash of lights running up the extreme right side of the building at 0:14 seconds. They did not look like explosions, seemed to be in the windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Wondering what was the flash of lights running up the extreme right side of the building at 0:14 seconds. They did not look like explosions, seemed to be in the windows.
    Likely charges to weaken that side of the building to ensure it didn't fall the other way. Probably more room on that side, less to damage there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Wondering what was the flash of lights running up the extreme right side of the building at 0:14 seconds. They did not look like explosions, seemed to be in the windows.
    They're interior explosions... if you scroll through the video frame by frame at that point you can see the flame spread.

    For those who may not know, you can scroll through a youtube video frame by frame by using your < & > keys while the video is paused.

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