Athlone Cooling Towers implode [first pics]

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Athlone Cooling Towers

I use to drive past the now imploded Athlone Cooling Towers in Cape Town all the time back when i was a kid. Good times.

And now they are gone. Just like that.

If you don’t know what they are or are not from Cape Town then just move along because i’m not gonna explain. It’s a local thing, but feel free to take a look at these first pics of the towers imploding.

Here’s the before picture with Table Mountain looking sessy in the background there.

And here is sh*t being blown up.

See i was gonna post a whole bunch of pics from the live feed at, but it was monster f**k up. The servers apparently couldn’t cope so the feed was down. Then the city of Cape Town decided it was fun to piss on everyones parade and detonated the explosion 4 minutes early resulting in everyone being caught by surprise..including eTV who cut to the “live” demolition after it was done. Classic reaction on the broadcasters face.