Saturday, a San Diego power plant built in the 1950s was imploded; the news has created an Internet buzz. See the video below for the implosion. The 165-foot high South Bay power plant was located in Chula Vista, just south of San Diego and hundreds of people showed up at Marina View Park to watch the explosion. The city plans to build a city park in its place and it shows progress made by the city, according to MSN and the mayor of Chula Vista.
The 7 a.m. implosion had been planned for several months and a dust cloud appeared after the building fell and hovered over the site. 200 pounds of charges ignited 300 pounds of dynamite and at least a dozen can be heard being set off shortly before the structure fell.
Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox said that removal of the power plant symbolizes a
dramatic and significant example of the progress being made by the city and the port on their plans for the waterfront.
The power plant was decommissioned in 2010, and its demolition has been delayed several times.
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Sources: The Huffington Post and MSN
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