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Fjord

Inverkip Chimney Demolition - 28 July 2013

Make a note in your diary to see this behemoth topple

Quote:
Demolition date for Inverkip Power Station chimney

Inverkip chimney The chimney is the tallest free-standing structure in Scotland, and the third tallest in the UK

The chimney at the former Inverkip Power Station in Inverclyde will be demolished on 28 July, it has been announced.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-23160478
kev

One of my old diving slides from 1990




Should be quite impressive
Fjord

Nice one Kev, that wasn't taken yesterday.

The bay might be in the exclusion zone on the day, however I'm planning a similar waterborne angle weather permitting.
kev

Think I have some other pics of the station in box of slides...if I get the chance I'll scan them


Fjord

kev wrote:
Think I have some other pics of the station in box of slides...if I get the chance I'll scan them


Fire them up it would be great to see them, cos when it's gone its gone...





cybers

I agree with that ... when its gone its gone so git them showt  
Vinny the Mackem

BBC news website bit on the demolition.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23330157
Catnip

Is anyone up for a trip up to grab a few pics?
Doog Doog

Typical! I'm working!
horza

I phoned Greenock Police Station and was told it might not go ahead and it wasn't just down to the weather. They said to phone back tomorrow and they'd have a better idea. Will post an update once I know myself.
AlanM

horza wrote:
I phoned Greenock Police Station and was told it might not go ahead and it wasn't just down to the weather. They said to phone back tomorrow and they'd have a better idea. Will post an update once I know myself.


The police may not be the best source of info for this as they'd rather that spectator numbers were kept to a minimum  

The contractor would probably be a better source.
AlanM



Weather looks pretty benign for tomorrow evening.
horza

Tried to phone the contractors but no answer sadly. Phoned the Police again and they said it should be going ahead.

Map of exclusion zone:
http://www.inverclydenow.com/news...himney-demolition-explosion-15627
smb95

Inverkip Power Station chimney demolished


Scotland's tallest free-standing structure has been demolished in two controlled explosions.

The 236m (778ft) chimney at the former Inverkip Power Station, near Greenock in Inverclyde, was toppled at 22:00 BST on Sunday.

The chimney contained more than 1.4 million bricks and 20,000 tonnes of concrete.

The demolition marked the end of a power station which was never able to fully operate as intended.
norrie

I was down that way on Thursday hill walking and managed to get the chimney in several shots
Did anybody get any shots of the demolition?
horza

I've got a video and also a few shots which I'll try and post up this week. A few people have posted videos to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/AbandonedScotland
AlanM


DSC04488 by 1Alan_M, on Flickr


DSC04493 by 1Alan_M, on Flickr


DSC04497 by 1Alan_M, on Flickr


DSC04501 by 1Alan_M, on Flickr


DSC04509 by 1Alan_M, on Flickr


DSC04517 by 1Alan_M, on Flickr
cybers

Be liking those.
norrie

Hi alanM, well done getting those shots, Light must have been failing, so double well done
AlanM

The light was fading fast, would have been better about an hour earlier when the light was stunning and the stack was bathed in golden light.

Thank goodness modern cameras are so good at high iso.
Doog Doog

 
Excellent pics,Alan!
Gina

A rather different view of the demolition here.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23490799
horza

Trying to put together a video of the chimney but sorted this out first:

Last Sunset - Inverkip Power Station Chimney

The last sunset the chimney ever saw.
horza

And a short video of the demolition including a wee timelapse running up to the big event:

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