Athlone towers no more

2010-08-22 15:16
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.

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