It’s not every day you get to see a building blown up that you’ve seen your entire adult life. It just so happens that the power plant in Chula Vista, CA was just such an opportunity.
My Dad and I ran several cameras to give different perspectives of the South Bay Power Plant implosion and had a great time with it. As soon as we got home, we cut a little video so you, too, can enjoy the leveling of this plant.
The plant was completed in 1960 and was decommissioned 2 years ago. On February 3, 2013, it was reduced to rubble in less than 20 seconds. The explosions were so powerful that standing 1/4 of a mile away, people’s hair was blown back. 7 miles away my Mom actually felt the explosions rumbling the ground. Now that’s impressive.
Shot on a Nikon D300s, Canon M500 and an iPhone.