The demolition of a 432 metre high Naval communications tower in Darriman, Victoria for the Department of Defence. Prepatory oxy cutting and explosive cutting charges were used to sever the tower’s cable support stay plates, releasing the guy cables and inducing a controlled collapse.
The site was cleared of debris and 100mm of topsoil removed from the area that surrounded the felled tower as a precautionary measure, ensuring the site was free of any lead based paint contaminants that may have been released from the structure’s lead paint coating exterior with the impact of the collapse.
The tower is the tallest structure demolished in the Southern Hemisphere to date. The project was awarded the Explosive Demolition Award at the 2015 World Demolition Awards.