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Ed Pawlowski wrote:

Yeah, a cable and a come-along, probably look pretty cheap about now<g>
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I think maybe you're underestimating the mass of this structure. (The perspective in the video makes it look a lot smaller than it is.)
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On Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:23:33 -0800 (PST), RicodJour wrote:

http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/smokestack-tower-at-mad-river-power-plant-in-ohio-falls-in-wrong-direction/19712314
Undetected crack caused tower to fall wrong way, demolition company says: http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/springfield-news/many-flee-as-tower-demo-fails-falls-wrong-way-999527.html or http://xrl.in/6ncl
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http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/springfield-news/many-flee-as-tower-demo-fails-falls-wrong-way-999527.html
If they didn't know about the crack before they knocked it down, when it was still in one piece, how could they tell that it was there after it was all smashed -- sounds like excuse number one in the demo handbook for failures.
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There are some questionable things in the article.
- “Oh no.”     Those were some of the last words
- and I thought, ‘Holy cow’ .
But there accuracy as well.
- “It was definitely a sight to see,”
-“We just ran,”
:-)
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On 11/11/2010 7:23 PM, RicodJour wrote:

http://www.aolnews.com/nation/article/smokestack-tower-at-mad-river-power-plant-in-ohio-falls-in-wrong-direction/19712314
I wonder just how they determined that "an undetected crack on the south side of the tower pulled it backward"?
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These guys don't just blow things up, they blow them up, down, sideways. They know where they placed things and how the blast was supposed to work (shaped charges, etc). They should be able to look at the debris and see what is not supposed to be there. Not really all that hard to do.
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