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Thread: Perfect controlled demolition of twin chimneys - video

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    I'm not surprised that onlooker was running away. Why would anyone be that close a silly demolition attempt like that. Guess that because it is a "cat" it was decided it was bullittproof & Steve MacQueen was driving.
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    I wonder if the driver of the prime mover left behing some brake fluid and the skid marks=wow. Too fast to jump out like the Green Hornet would done back in 50's.

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    thats funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    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 .

    I'm a bit curious, do you think that there was a secondary explosion to drop the small open glass hangar type building behind the large building after the chimneys came down?? Or was that caused by the concussion of the chimneys hitting the ground?

    That part of the large building collapsed before the debris stopped moving about from the chimney drop and I thought I heard another blast directly after they came down.
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    An interesting building demo fail. Now what do they do?


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    Bill said "John, did you put charges on both the north and south sides of the building?"
    John answered "I thought you said the north only"!

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    Chimney collapses onto excavator. This attempt was made after a failed dynamite detonation.



    1:43 mainstream news report:




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    My uncle was in evolved with taking down an agricultural silo. The heavy equipment operator came as close to making a fatal mistake as most get. Using his excavator he knocked two adjacent holes in the bottom of the silo leaving just a few blocks in between. Then went in on foot with a sledge hammer to knock out the blocks between the larger holes made with the excavator. After the dust settled and he was dug out it was only the metal hoops that made something like a cage around him that saved him with only a broken hip an bruises n so forth. Some of the barbershop talk latter was the "proper" way to do it would have been to take out the "key" blocks with a 12ga deer slug at distance. The farmer next valley over was most likely right when saying, top down block by block is the only right way with out an explosives licence for demo. Even dumb people survive sometimes.
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