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Iconic roller coaster Thunder Road demolished at Carowinds


Thunder Road – the wooden roller coaster that stood for 39 years at Carowinds, a crowd favorite in its hey-day – was demolished Wednesday. The classic coaster was handcrafted and opened on April 3, 1976. Among the first riders were NASCAR drivers Bobby Allison and David Pearson. Carowinds announced earlier this year it would tear down Thunder Road due to … Continue reading

Implosion reduces Las Vegas hotel to rubble … almost


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The Clarion casino-hotel was imploded early Tuesday in Las Vegas, reduced to rubble to make way for a new hotel tower. But the 12-story, 200-room structure, which opened in 1970 as the Royal Inn, didn’t go down cleanly. The implosion was delayed by about half an hour because of bystanders who wouldn’t get out of the … Continue reading

Demolition Begins on San Francisco’s Candlestick Park


SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – It’s game over for San Francisco’s iconic Candlestick Park. In the stadium where Willie Mays, Barry Bonds, Joe Montana and so many more created magic memories for the city’s sports fans in spite of it’s famously blustery winds, now heavy machinery is now taking it apart piece by piece. The iconic stadium is being torn down … Continue reading

Watch the former Xerox/ACS building in Dallas implode


DALLAS, TEXAS – The Sunday-morning implosion of the Xerox/ACS building executed by Lindamood Demolition and Controlled Demolition, Inc., went off as planned, with a huge tan plume of smoke and a volume that viewers found to be louder than expected. The building was imploded in preparation for a controversial Sam’s Club that Trammell Crow plans to build at the corner … Continue reading

Portion of Kyle Field imploded – VIDEO

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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Part of Kyle Field was imploded early Sunday morning as part of the stadium’s redevelopment. A ceremony happened at 7:30 a.m. followed by the implosion on the west side of the field at 8 a.m. The university system said construction on the field is slated to finish in time for the 2015 season. The new west … Continue reading

Clarinda-Page building demolished near Midtown Crossing

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Midtown, NE- Once historic, it is now history. The Clarinda-Page building in midtown Omaha fell to the wrecking ball Thursday, months after preservationists lost a fight to save it. A real estate arm of Mutual of Omaha had the building demolished as part of an unspecified redevelopment of the block southeast of 31st and Farnam Streets. The Clarinda-Page, with its … Continue reading

Video of area silo demolition catches national attention

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  OSSEO, WI – What was supposed to be a quick demolition of an old silo, ended up being a massive mess for an Osseo family, and it was all caught on camera. Long-time Osseo residents, Leona Torpen and her husband, Rick, are no strangers to the sight of a silo demolition on their property. Leona said, “We had the … Continue reading

The Walls of Wolfe Manor Come Crashing Down

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The historic Wolfe Manor in Clovis that has sat off of Clovis Avenue for 92 years, was demolished on Saturday. Many in the community went out to catch a last glimpse of the mansion, which served as a sanitarium for many decades. The City of Clovis deemed the building dangerous and an eyesore. But owner Todd Wolfe said the Wolfe … Continue reading

Suspended Ceiling Wire Cutter Makes Demolition Safer, Faster and More Cost Efficient


Designed to cut down 400% more ceiling grid the Wire Wolf™ Suspended Ceiling Wire Cutter makes conventional time-consuming demolition methods a thing of the past. LAWRENCE, MASSACHUSETTS – Eliminating the need for ladders, scaffolding and more hands on deck, the newest product from Professional Engineering Co., Inc. raises standards while demolishing ceilings. The Wire Wolf™ Suspended Ceiling Wire Cutter is … Continue reading

19 Story Tower Implosion – VIDEO


ATLANTA, GEORGIA – The 19-story old hotel that stood along I-85 and North Druid Hills is no more. The Saturday morning implosion went off without a hitch. The Executive Park Motor Hotel was built in the 1970’s. It’s stood empty for years. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta bought the property for $10 million. They plan to turn the area into office … Continue reading

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