Tumbling Down

In February, a former waste-to-energy plant in Columbus, Ohio was imploded. Each of the plant's three stacks stood roughly 270 feet tall. Approximately 40 pounds of dynamite were used to implode each stack. The stacks fell upon one another as they blew up. The Grove City, Ohio-based Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) estimates that the demolition produced 5,000 tons of scrap metal for recycling.

The plant was opened by the city of Columbus in 1983. At one time, the facility delivered 90 megawatts of electricity daily to the city's power grid. SWACO began leasing the plant about 15 years ago and voted to close the facility in March 1995.