Florida Power and Light Smokestack Implosion at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
ABC Concrete Cutting was contracted by D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company of Greensboro, North Carolina to help prepare four smokestacks for demolition by dynamite at the Florida Power and Light - Port Everglades location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The task was to wire saw halfway through the bases of the 341 foot tall smokestacks. There were two stacks with 27 foot diameter bases and 37.5 inch thick walls. One stack had a base of 35 feet in diameter and a wall thickness of 35 inches. The remaining stack had a base of 34 feet in diameter and a wall thickness of 24 inches. Dynamite was placed within the 8 inch diameter holes we core-drilled into these structures.
Each base was cut horizontally to control direction of fall upon detonation.