Blowing up of nine churches: A steel falls colossus

in The end, everything went very quickly: The steel Gasometer in nine churches is overthrown on Friday after its demolition within ten seconds to the ground. Pr

Blowing up of nine churches: A steel falls colossus

in The end, everything went very quickly: The steel Gasometer in nine churches is overthrown on Friday after its demolition within ten seconds to the ground. Previously, the explosives officer had distributed approximately five pounds of explosives on more than 100 charges at the 75-metre-high Wheel gas tank and then electrically ignited. "It all went according to plan," said a spokeswoman for the company Saarstahl. The 1000-tonne vessel was parallel to the street slumped down.

Due to the severe weather danger is the blowing-up of Sunday was on Friday have been brought forward. To prevent gusts of wind could bring the already weakened buildings uncontrolled collapse. On Friday, you made it in time before the storm and the rain. The Gasometer was, according to Saarstahl for several weeks out of operation.

interested could watch the demolition on a live stream via Facebook and Youtube on the Internet from home on your screen. It was asked, the blasting is not from up close, since because of Corona larger accumulations should be avoided. The blocking circuit to the tower was 300 meters.

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 19:19

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