Sunday, 16 August 2009

Tower blocks fall in Middlesbrough

Two 1960's tower blocks fell today in Netherfields, Middlesbrough and this blog was there to see it. Unfortunately it happened so fast we were not quick enough to get a picture of them coming down.

The two 16 storey blocks, Fulbeck House and Glentworth House, were demolished with plastic explosive at 12 noon and we took our 5 years old grandson, Daniel, to watch. Chris, who has in the past done electrical work in both blocks, was poised to take a picture of them falling and expected to hear a siren before they fell but it happened all of a sudden and was over in a second or two.

Last look at the doomed towers.

The crowd waits in anticipation.

In a second they are gone.

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