This site is a place for "everything you always wanted to know about building implosions". Implosion is a precise art, the mastery of controlling the fall of thousands of tons of steel, brick and concrete through the use of explosives, in a such a way that human injury and property damage are avoided. They are one of the most exciting things to watch, especially in person.
The intent of this site is to share with you our own experiences with building implosions, as well as provide links to sites of implosion contractors, related articles, and sites of other people who share our interest.
This site got the "Phillyblast" name because that is the area we live in, and therefore most of the implosions we feature will be found in Philadelphia. There will also be some from Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. We will, however, provide information on implosions in all areas, as the information becomes available.
This site was created on November 2,1998. What you see here is only the beginning of a continuing project. Our plan is to add any and all information we gather on building implosions, so that it can be shared with everyone interested. Like we mentioned before, implosion information can be difficult to come by, and this site is intended to be the best overall resource to that information. But we need your help to make this happen. If you have any comments, suggestions, or most importantly, information on building implosions, please email us at:
Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please continue to check this site regularly for up to date information. One note about email, we do respond to everyone who takes the time to write. On a few occasions, we have tried to respond to letters, but technical problems prevented the return addresses from working properly. If you haven't heard from us, please try again.