Athlone towers no more
Cape Town - Cape Town's landmark Athlone cooling towers are no more.
The towers, known by many as the Athlone towers, were demolished at 11:56 - four minutes before the scheduled time.
The ten-second implosion of the two concrete structures was witnessed by thousands, despite wind and rain.
The one tower imploded faster than the other, leaving a cloud of dust and a new landscape to the residents of Cape Town.
After the blast major road networks were closed until 13:00, which left many people stuck in traffic after leaving the main viewing area at Pinelands Sports club.