Chimney Toppling, a Great Publicity Stunt (5 pics)

Posted in       6 May 2011       9162       5

This 220 ft., 140 ton chimney in Reading, Berkshire that would normally take tons of dynamite to demolish was brought down in a matter of seconds by four Volkswagen pickup trucks. It was actually a publicity stunt for Volkswagen. However, the chimney toppling still took months of careful planning from demolition experts and structural engineers.

 

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Smert 9 year s ago
How come the ropes stay slack? I call fake.
       
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workwithcables 9 year s ago
Probably steel cables, and you need a lot of tension to pull those taught, more than the tower could withstand
       
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lolzz 9 year s ago
german idealogy
       
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sdasdsadas 9 year s ago
i say photoshopped.. problem?
       
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zugzub 9 year s ago
@Smert, It's just a matter of perspective.
#1, they haven't started pulling yet
#2 its all ready on it's way over, at this point the chimney is gaining on the pickups.

Check the top of the chimney in the pics.
       
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