Massive Cooling Tower Demolition

The second-largest cooling tower to be demolished worldwide.

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+4 1. ringmaster commented 10 years ago

Very accurate placement of explosives. I'd like to know why they wanted it gone.
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+17 2. nemmie commented 10 years ago

That cooling tower was probably hooked up to a nuclear reactor producing plutonium for nuclear weapons.

And I don't think the US needs more plutonium right now.
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+36 3. JimDunlop commented 10 years ago

Nice! Saving taxpayers money by blowing stuff up! Who would've thought? :D

The real question then is... How much of America would you have to blow up before everyone could stop paying income tax altogether? >:)
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+8 4. SIN1978 commented 10 years ago

Lol@#3 great point. #1, they wanted it gone because it was offline, The department of Energy does not allow nuclear reactors to run past 40 yrs, thats all they will permit. Originally they were supposed to be replaced every 20 years, but because its so expensive to a. make a nuclear reactor, and B. Costs more to dispose of the waste it generates, they decided to allow up to 40 yrs pending a full inspection by the department of Energy.
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+8 5. RaMoZ commented 10 years ago

Calculate and destroy 8-)
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+3 6. Oxydous commented 10 years ago

When my sky scrapper is finished thats what im gonna do to my old house! :D
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+6 7. Kreker commented 10 years ago

What a shame. That thing looked cool.
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+7 8. EagleEyes commented 10 years ago

#1 I think they mentioned why at the beginning of the video. ;)
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+4 9. owner commented 10 years ago

That's so beautiful...
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+4 10. Lancer commented 10 years ago

it's a shame ...how much time it took to built that, and a few seconds to destroy it
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-6 11. badboy007 commented 10 years ago

Thats how the twin towers were destroyed.
Yes it was an inside job.
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+4 12. joka232 commented 10 years ago

whats the largest cooling tower to be demolished worldwide if this is the second?
cool explosion

:(|) :(|) :(|) :(|)
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+6 13. firest4rter commented 10 years ago

i clicked 'like' before i even saw the video, i just knew it was going to be that awesome
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+5 14. RaMoZ commented 10 years ago

#11 Lemme guess, the jews did it, the government helped etc ;)

If I were the boss there I'd use some firework just to show off >:)
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-3 15. kaleemyork commented 10 years ago

ohoooo this is a relay large cooling tower :O
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-2 16. USAnumber1 commented 10 years ago

#2 & #11 Did you guys take a nose-dive into some Plutonium Nyborg or something? And the old "inside job" crap is getting pretty worn-out.
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+3 17. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 10 years ago

That's how the cookie crumbles :P
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-1 18. AmazingNixxo commented 10 years ago

That proved the big bang theory!
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0 19. Nifen commented 10 years ago

Personally, i'd have put clear plastic around the bottom of it, and put a turbine in the center of the tower, and then used the sun to produce clean energy.

Check out this
http://pneumaticaddict.wordpress.com/2008/12/11/alternative-energy-solarthermal-energy-generating-towers/
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+1 20. richardleed commented 10 years ago

Blah, blah, blah. Shut up and blow it up already!