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:
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:
The AfE-Tower a few days before the demolition.
The AfE-Tower a few minutes before the demolition. The water is already running to reduce the dustcloud.
Explosion, early stage.
The dustcloud rises after the explosion.
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)