Watch the Athlone Cooling Towers Demolition in Cape Town

Watch this! The Athlone towers coming down at midday on 22 August. First, here’s the short version:

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjfqzB970Dw

Here’s a longer version – taken from a distance at Rhodes Memorial which is approximately 5 km away as the crow flies, so you only hear the rumble of the explosion after the Athlone Cooling towers are already down:


httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgsQ5tPmhiM

Then here’s another short version from a different angle (with some colourful South African language and colourful Cape Town folk):

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A50nOsTGGPo

And then of course…somebody’s already put it to music. “Cool guys don’t look at explosions!” by The Lonely Island. Watch for the macarena solo!

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWU2nDMipGw

Athlone Towers in Cape Town just as they were about to come down...
Athlone Towers in Cape Town just as they were about to come down...