Over the past
century, explosive demolition has grown from an uncommon experimental
procedure into an industry that successfully performs hundreds of projects
However, despite the
large number of these events worldwide, the vast majority of the general
public has still never seen an implosion first-hand. Which is why we developed
The webcasts archived
below are designed to bring you, the viewer, on location to experience
the final minutes leading up to a blast in real time. And you're not just
standing with the other spectators-- you're watching alongside part of
the demolition team. Sometimes we will speak with the blaster during the
countdown. Other times we may chat with the general demolition contractor,
or a resident whose house is closest to the implosion, or we'll actually
travel inside the doomed building to show you what types of explosives
and methods the blaster is using to fell the structure. As you'll see,
each webcast is different-- and a little unpredictable-- because you never
know exactly what will happen when watching an Implosion Live.
These events are designed
for viewing with the RealPlayer system. Click here
to install a free version of RealPlayer, or call 1-888-NETCAST for further
assistance. Then select a modem speed below to begin your selected webcast.
what a blaster experiences during the final countdown to detonation?
webcast of the 10-story Delaware Trust Building implosion in downtown
Wilmington USA will show you, as cameras silently track Demtech's
Steve Rainwater during the final minutes leading up to his blast.
aficionados, beware; there's no hype, no spin, and no preening for
film crews. Just a unique behind-the-scenes look at the conversations
and events that precede a typical urban building implosion.
HERE TO VIEW
Baltimore, Maryland recently witnessed the tallest and most difficult
building implosion in their city's history with the felling of the
20-story Hollander Ridge Tower.
Redyke of Dykon Explosive Services takes a few minutes to explain
some of the intricacies involved with this project during Protec's
9-minute webcast, which climaxes with five angles of the actual
It's not often
that one gets to see over 400 shape charges firing simultaneously,
but such was the case recently in Ford City, Pennsylvania as Joseph
B. Fay Co. and Demtech teamed up to demolish Veterans Bridge over
the Allegheny River.
span was brought down in two phases, and the second, 670-foot phase
was webcast live through a collaborative effort between Protec and
Ford City's business-renewal website, smalltown2000.com.
Aside from the unusually high number of explosive charges, this
event was notable for two reasons: It was the first live webcast
of a bridge blast, and it was the first 'plunger-push' to be auctioned
on the internet (A local resident bid $1,425.00 on ebay for the
webcast is hosted by Mike Grimes from Smalltown2000, and features
occasional commentary from Protec representatives working on-site.
Sunday, July 8, 2001
eastern standard time
Here to view webcast (WTHR-TV)
Rivers Stadium Demolition
Sunday, February 11, 2001
08:00AM eastern standard time
Here to view webcast (ThePittsburghChannel.com)
recently traveled to the town of Dundee, Scotland, where Safedem
Ltd. and Controlled Demolition Group successfully felled two 15-story
structures known as the Harefield Kilspindie Towers.
webcast features an on-site interview with William Sinclair, president
of Safedem, who discusses the many challenges his team faced while
working in this historic, structurally-congested area.
LIVE WEBCAST NOTICE --
FIRST LIVE IMPLOSION WEBCAST FROM THE NETHERLANDS
SEPTEMBER 25, 2000 05:00am EST (11:00 Rijswijk, Netherlands time)
General Contractor: Van Vliet Sloopwerken-milieutechniek
Blasting Firm: Jowenko/Uittenboogaard & Zn V.O.F.
Building: 325 foot-long, eight-story concrete apartment structure
here to view webcast
In demolition circles, March 2000 will be best remembered for the
much-ballyhooed Kingdome implosion in Seattle. However few people
are aware that just two days earlier, a small demolition project nestled
between 1600's-era buildings in the heart of one of America's most
historic towns took its rightful place as the month's riskiest and
most successful blast.
Protec's 9-minute webcast from New Hope, PA includes seven angles
of the delicate destruction as well as a post-blast interview from
'ground zero' with blaster Scott Gustafson of Demtech, Inc.
On February 20th, 2000 Controlled Demolition Group from Yorkshire,
England successfully demolished the 19-story Barkway Homes tower block
in London. This webcast features an on-site interview with blaster
Charles Moran just minutes before the detonation, and provides five
dramatic views of the event.
To view Protec's 9-minute webcast of the demolition, click on one
of the modem speeds below.
FIRST LIVE IMPLOSION WEBCAST
MLK PLAZA DEMOLITION (4 BUILDINGS)
It all started
here in Philadelphia, PA. On October 20, 1999 Bianchi Trison Corp.
and the Philadelphia Housing Authority teamed with Protec to produce
the first-ever live implosion webcast. Beyond just showing
the actual implosion, the program captured several unanticipated
moments, such as a dense fog that rolled in minutes before detonation
and police 'politely' removing several people who refused to leave
the secure zone.
The MLK webcast
was viewed in 11 countries and met with critical acclaim from industry
experts worldwide. To view Protec's 40-minute program of the event,
click on one of the modem speeds below.
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