DHGW Removes Launch Towers in Cape Canaveral

Contractors worked within stringent Air Force safety guidelines to take down two launch towers with explosives on a military base in Cape Canaveral, Florida. “As we started exposing columns and preparing for the precuts, we discovered that the degree of corrosion on and within structural members was too great to guarantee the necessary structural integrity required to safely proceed with this method,” says Karen Soricelli, a division manager at DHGW who helped oversee the project. “We made the decision to consult with Dykon Explosive Demolition Corp. (Tulsa, Oklahoma) and asked our client to appeal to the Air Force to allow for the utilization of explosive means in felling the towers.”

Rocket Power: DHGW Removes Launch Towers in Cape Canaveral

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