The Sir John Carling building goes boom – VIDEO

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OTTAWA, CANADA – The biggest blast in Ottawa’s history was over in seconds on Sunday, reducing the 11-storey John Carling Building to 40,000 tons of rubble by 420 kilograms of explosives.

Hundreds of people gathered 300 metres away from the federal office tower at 930 Carling Ave. that overlooked Dow’s Lake to catch a glimpse of the $4.8 million demolition.

Nearby residents were told to stay inside their homes before several warning sirens wailed to warn that the implosion was imminent.

After the last warning siren to indicate the blast was only a minute away, several explosions could be heard and shook the ground as the building began to collapse.

“It was a perfect blast,” said Marc Verticchio, site supervisor for the main contractor, the AIM Environmental Group. “Absolutely no issues.”

Eric Kelly & his crew at Advanced Explosives Demolition handled the implosion.

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