Sprengung des AfE-Turms Frankfurt / Building implosion of the AfE-Tower

The AfE-Tower at the Bockenheim Campus of Goethe University Frankfurt was demolished on Feb 02, 2014. The 32-storey tower housed the departments of Social Sciences and Education for decades.

I work at Goethe University, directly adjacent to the tower and watched the explosion from the 38th floor of the Marriott hotel. Here are 2 videos I took with my D800 and S95:

Video: AfE Turm Sprengung vom 38. Stock des Marriott. Nikon D800, tripod. (@ Youtube)
Video: AfE Turm Sprengung vom 38. Stock des Marriott. Canon S95, handheld. (@ Youtube)

The D800 video is a detail of the building, the S95 video has a wider field of view.

And here are some photos and I took before, during and after the explosion:

AfE-Turmsprengung
The AfE-Tower a few days before the demolition.

AfE-Turmsprengung
The AfE-Tower a few minutes before the demolition. The water is already running to reduce the dustcloud.

AfE-Turmsprengung
Explosion, early stage.

AfE-Turmsprengung
The dustcloud rises after the explosion.

AfE-Turmsprengung
The area after the dustcloud disappeared. Notice the dust on the streets, trees and adjacent buildings.

And don’t forget to checkout the videos:
Video: AfE Turm Sprengung vom 38. Stock des Marriott. Nikon D800, tripod, detail. (@ Youtube)
Video: AfE Turm Sprengung vom 38. Stock des Marriott. Canon S95, handheld, wider field of view. (@ Youtube)

Enjoy.

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About dfspspirit

PhD student in bioinformatics, interested in photography, level design, digital image manipulation, architecture and, of course, bioinformatics.
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