Toledo, Ohio--Today at 12:30 PM two of the three smokestacks at the former ACME power plant were imploded. Portions of Front Street were temporally closed and crowds were held back behind the exclusion zone, set up around the smokestacks. The one minute warning was given and soon after the 5 second countdown started and with a call on the radio of “fire in the hole” and the Down Town Toledo skyline in the background, City of Toledo Mayor, Michael D Collins, ceremonially detonated the charge from Front Street in East Toledo. The explosions rang and in seconds all that remained was a cloud of dust and the many spectators that stood by cheering.
PHOTOS Below: ACME Smokestack implosion from East Toledo