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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo;
    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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    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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    Probably not a night watchman, shutting lights off one last time.

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    Implosion last April of two 500' cooling towers at the former Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, MA.

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    More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brayto..._Power_Station

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Since he collected most of the 35 grand, maybe all if he salvaged bricks, pretty non-nonchalant step off rubble pile, picked up shovel and exited path of falling tower. He knew what he was doing, visibly selecting areas to penetrate and achieve fall away from structures.
    I cannot remember his name, but a very well known British mason did things like this. A working class hero, even had a TV program, blogging if you will, traveling about to document demise of industry and labor in the UK.
    Could be "Blaster Bates", but might not be the same bloke, because as far as I know he was not a mason, he was a "jelly monkey"

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    Quote Originally Posted by old kodger View Post
    Could be "Blaster Bates", but might not be the same bloke, because as far as I know he was not a mason, he was a "jelly monkey"
    Maybe you’re thinking of Fred Dibnah.

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    Did Fred Dibnah use explosives? I saw a video where set the cribbage on fire and as the wood burned, the chimney would collapse. I guess he was a legend over in the UK. Anyone who could climb like he did had nerves of steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owen moore View Post
    Did Fred Dibnah use explosives? I saw a video where set the cribbage on fire and as the wood burned, the chimney would collapse. I guess he was a legend over in the UK. Anyone who could climb like he did had nerves of steel.
    No, Fred Dibnah did not use explosives. Once he had to leg it away smartly when he ventured close to see how it was burning! Did you see that? He was a remarkable man, made lots of TV. Sadly his collection was dispersed after an attempt to sustain a museum failed.

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    I love it when a plan comes together!

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    Helicopter wrecking ball chimney demolition. 1:42 video queued to 0:21:


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    I'm thinking that this could be waaaay more risky, than this guy might've even realized.

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    Cranes (or excavators with very long booms?) demolish a building.


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