On Saturday Mighty Marysville power plant was imploded, with people on both sides of the St. Clair River gathering to watch the spectacle.
The power plant had been dominating the landscape for the past 93 years. With towering smokestacks and occupying a large swath of land, it used to be a busy place until 2001 when it closed its gates.
On Saturday, Canadians and Americans alike witnessed the quick implosion that saw the Mighty Marysville power plant tumble to the ground. A loud noise and a cloud of dust announced the end of the process. Located 55 miles to the northeast of Detroit, the power plant planned implosion attracted a lot of visitors from both Michigan and Ontario, Canada.
In 20 seconds the Mighty Marysville building was nothing but a pile of rubble and debris. In 2001 when DTE Energy closed the gates of the coal-based power plant in Michigan, 250 people said goodbye. A lot more gathered this time when on Saturday Mighty Marysville power plant was imploded.
In its place, Marysville officials plan to create a large area abundant with stores, hotels, housing spaces, a marina and recreational bike trails. The development plans have been unveiled in October.
Before the planned implosion, authorities have taken all measures to ensure safety. A safety zone was created around the St. Claire River. In addition an exclusion zone was created for the buildings in the vicinity of the Mighty Marysville power plant.
The chief of public safety, Tom Konik announced that those living or working in the vicinity should keep to the safety of a building or steer away from the area.
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