Blowdown (2008– )
7 Jun. 2011Spyship
An experienced demo team must use a novel explosives system to scuttle their first ship - the Hoyt S. Vandenberg. In this unprecedented demo job, Controlled Demolition Incorporated teams up with a marine salvage crew to turn a 17,000-ton former spy ship into the second-largest artificial reef in the world. Using torches above the water line and high explosives below, they will have to cut almost 500 holes in the ship's hull. The mission: replace air with water fast enough to land the Vandenberg upright in a narrow target zone. But it's a huge challenge - especially ...
14 Jun. 2011Monster Tower
An engineering marvel gone horribly wrong deals CDI their strangest challenge yet: demolish a brand new hurricane-proof tower. It's a shot at a world record - the tallest concrete reinforced building ever to be imploded. Thirty-one stories high, Ocean Tower's three massively-reinforced cores boast 30 inches of concrete and rebar. But this robust construction came with a twisted cost - this heavy super structure is sinking into South Padre Island's soils. The team's never encountered anything like this: a building on a faulty foundation, perilously close to brand-new ...
21 Jun. 2011Goooal!
Follows Controlled Demolition Inc. as they head south to Brazil to take on one of the largest sports facilities in the world - the Fonte Nova Stadium. When it comes to this type of implosion, CDI is on their game. They've taken down several massive stadiums in the U.S. But this job is different - a Brazilian crew is executing this project, so CDI can't handle a single stick of explosives. And the site, which was shut down after a deadly structural failure, is full of hazards. Can CDI and the Brazilians pull this unprecedented job off, or will this World Cup demolition...
28 Jun. 2011Going for the Record
The team pushes demolition engineering to its limits as they bring down a 31-storey structure built near ecologically fragile dunes.
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