Category: Implosion

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Former largest coal-fired plant in the world imploded

On Aug. 22, teams from Delsan Aim, Woodbridge, Ontario; Rakowski Cartage & Wrecking, Winnipeg, Manitoba; and DST Consulting Engineers Inc., Thunder Bay, Ontario, imploded the Nanticoke Generating Station based in Naticoke, Ontario. The station,...

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Iowa power plant imploded

Demolition contractors brought down the Sutherland Generating Station in Marshalltown, Iowa, Aug. 29, 13whotv.com reports. The coal-fired power plant, which was opened in the 1950s and owned by Alliant Energy, became obsolete once a new natural gas...

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D.H. Griffin brings down 12-story building

The First Pasadena State Bank Building, a 12-story building in the heart of Pasadena, Texas, was imploded July 21, KHOU 11 reports. D.H. Griffin, Greensboro, North Carolina, was the demolition contractor on the job....

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CDI implodes downtown Dallas building

The 11-story Reserve Loan Life Building in downtown Dallas was imploded June 29. The building, which was built in the 1940s, was demoed to make way for a First Baptist Dallas expansion project. First...

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Bulldozing a Modernist Landmark

If a man’s home is his castle, why can’t he tear it down? The new owner of a Frank Lloyd Wright cottage in Glencoe, Ill., has posed that question in the most acute way...