This Week's Professional Development: Controlled Demolitions Operations
The Trojan Cooling Tower Demolition:
Imagine 25,500 tons of concrete, walls 20' thick . . . 2,400 tons of 2" thick steel rebar . . .
Sellafield (formerly known as Windscale) nuclear processing and former electricity generating site, on the coast of the Irish Sea in Cumbria, England:
Calder Hall was the world's first commercial nuclear power station.
. . . 650 tons of explosives . . .
. . . 620 tons of timber for shoring and tamping the explosives . . .
Blow up of the ARCELOR cooling tower in Luxembourg.
Note: the tower was supposed to fall in the other direction.
"10 seconds to demolish" is not counting the better part of two months it takes to place all those charges.