Danville, VA Nov 19 2008 It's gone. Within an instant, the Dye House at Dan River Mills turned to dust, but it didn't go exactly as planned.
The initial problem wasn't at the building, it was nearby. The implosion was delayed several times because people kept standing inside the "danger zone" and authorities had to remove them.
Then, around 10:10, the implosion went off. The right smokestack, the white one, fell backwards. That was not planned.
There was concern initially that the falling tower may have hit a house, or hit some of the workers involved, they were up on a hill. Luckily, firemen tell us, no people or houses were hit.
A man that helped prepare the Dye House for today says things went a little different than planned.
Alan Hastings, Involved in Demolition Preps -"The way the tower was suppose to go, it was suppose to end up hitting the elevator shaft and the stairway and taking that down along with the brick tower that we also watched fall toward the parking lot."
In: Arts and Entertainment
Tags: implosion, demolition, smokestack, dust cloud, explosion, explosives, Danville, Dye House, Dan River Mills
Location: Danville, Virginia, United States (load item map)
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