On Sunday, July 27th, 2014 the cooling towers of the Didcot Power Station in Oxfordshire, UK, were demolished. The coal-fired power plant had been shut down in March after standing since the 1970's. Hundreds of people camped out to watch as 180kg of explosives flattened the 375 foot tall towers in a matter of seconds. According to the BBC News, it only took cleaning crews 2 hours to have the nearby roads and railways cleared of the dust from the demolition.