About this site:

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.

Why is this site here?

Take any hobby or area of interest and enter it into any of the Internet's major search engines. No matter how obsure the topic, chances are you will find hundreds, if not thousand of web sites related to it. Now do the same thing for building implosions. What did you find? Probably not too much.

There simply aren't that many sites out there with that information. With a few exceptions, what you do find is either minimally helpful, or is some type of article pertaining to one specific implosion. We have been battling this problem for over 3 years now since we attended our first building implosion. No single site really provided everything we wanted to know, so we decided to take matters into our own hands.

Our hopes are that this site will become the first to tie together information on all areas of the industry.

Where can you go from here?

This demolition site is perpetually under construction.

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.

Created: November 2, 1998
Last Updated: December 23, 2005

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