Sunday, August 5, 2012

Big Bang Theory: What A Blast!

7.7sec of great fun!
This morning at 8am, the Newstalk ZB Building in Christchurch became NZ's first imploded building.
A short string of relatively discreet explosions was heard, as the directed charges ripped through the supporting columns, then the sheer weight of the structure collapsed it upon itself...
The large crowd broke into surprised exclamations, then loud cheers and huge grins...


After what Christchurch people have been through over the last 18mths, this demolition - in such dramatic and novel manner - must have been quite a tonic!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome photos, great sequence!

Paul, Ripon, WI said...

Cool shots! you got so close!! An impressive sight.