28 Jul 2013

Scotland tallest freestanding structure to be destroyed

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Scotland’s tallest free standing structure, the Inverkip power station’s tower, will be demolished tomorrow (28th July 2013) using explosives.

The chimney, at 236 m (778 feet) contains contains more than 1.4 million bricks and 20,000 tonnes of concrete,  and is the third tallest free-standing structure in the UK.

Although built in 1970, due to the soaring price of oil in the 1970s the station was never commercially operated - except in 1984 and 1985, as a result of coal shortages.

I was lucky enough to view it recently, while it existed. The height of the chimney is awesome.

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