The second cooling tower of the nuclear power plant in Biblis, some 70 kms (43 mls) south of Frankfurt, collapses during its controlled demolition. The power plant was shut down in 2011 following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in a political decision to phase-out nuclear power in Germany.
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A five-picture combo shows Frankfurt’s university tower coming down in a blast, Feb.2.. 950 kilograms of explosives were needed to reduce the building to dust.
Frankfurt’s 116-meter university tower comes down in a blast, Feb.2. The tower was built in 1972 and demolished 42 years later using some 950 kilograms of explosives. It was one of the biggest such operations in Europe.
Church for Sale
The Matthäuskirche (St. Mattews Church) among highrise buildings in Frankfurt, Aug.30. The building has been up for demolition and sale in a disputed decision by church authorities since 2002, but no investor has been found since. Latest plans see the church not pulled down but integrated in a new complex of buildings.