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Fountainwell High Flats Demolition, Sighthill, Glasgow

On 13 July 2008, a couple of tower blocks were demolished in Glasgow, in the middle of the night!

Waiting for the big event The Fountainwell Flats are located next to the main Glasgow to Edinburgh railway line, a short distance outside Queen Street station. So when it came to blowing up a couple of the tower blocks, it had to be done when there were no trains - in the middle of the night.
The event attracted a reasonable crowd, and several thousands pounds worth of camera equipment, to watch it on a street corner in Keppochhill in the small hours of Sunday morning. A klaxon sounded to warn of the event about to happen, signalling to all the spectators to get ready. About to happen
Bang! Then at 0230, after a series of big bangs, two of the tower blocks tumbled to the ground...
...creating a hugh cloud of dust, causing most of the spectators to flee up the street and out of its way! The dust is coming
Hardy souls Only the most hardy of photographers remained throughout to capture the aftermath, plus those that had to stay such as the Police. The whole scene was floodlit by powerful movie lights.
After most of the dust settled, the remaining tower blocks behind could be seen. The demolished blocks sat in a hugh heap of rubble, and a thick layer of dust waited to be swept up from roads. The dusty streets of Keppochhill

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