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July 29 2013

Inverkip power station bites the dust
Inverkip power station’s 237m stack, the third tallest structure in the United Kingdom, has been demolished in a spectacular dusk explosion.

An armada of yachts and vessels had sailed to the exclusion zone to witness the spectacle, which took place at 10pm precisely, followed a few seconds later by a sonic blast.

Crowds of onlookers had also gathered along the banks of the Firth of Clyde from Dunoon to Wemyss Bay to witness the event, which was all over in just seven seconds as a giant mushroom cloud dispersed into the gloaming.


Two metres taller than One Canada Square the looming behemoth was one of the last work’s of RMJM’s Sir Robert Matthew, whose smaller but no less interesting Cockenzie Power Station is reviewed this issue.

Named by Prospect/Urban Realm as one of the top 100 best modern buildings in Scotland Inverkip’s looming presence will be sorely missed.
Inverkip's thrusting chimmney stack dominated the landscape
Inverkip's thrusting chimmney stack dominated the landscape
Inverki['s oil fired generators were uneconomical to run, sealing its fate
Inverki['s oil fired generators were uneconomical to run, sealing its fate

It took just seven seconds for Inverkip's 237 metres to collapse to zero.
It took just seven seconds for Inverkip's 237 metres to collapse to zero.

3 Comments

Cat Flap
#1 Posted by Cat Flap on 29 Jul 2013 at 13:17 PM
So did it come down or not?
I can't quite tell from the HD Video.
Rem Koolbag
#2 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 29 Jul 2013 at 15:15 PM
Yeah, I think they needed to zoom in a bit more on that video to make sure they got it.

Maybe rock the boat they are in as well, just to make sure.....:-D
Poseidon
#3 Posted by Poseidon on 30 Jul 2013 at 09:23 AM
OOoohh lets all head out in the boat Campbell and watch the power station fall down yah

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