Felling of Five Chimneys at Tsing Yi Power Station – 1998

IDJ: The felling of the concrete chimneys at the decommissioned Tsing Yi Power Station

Tsing Yi Power Station Hong Kong Heritage Project

Tsing Yi Power Station Courtesy: Hong Kong Heritage Project

On 15 November 1998 the five chimneys were demolished at the same time by controlled explosives weakening the structures so they fell safely to the ground in a prearranged pattern.

These images were taken from a video of the event.

Tsing Yi Power Station-chimney demolition-001

Tsing Yi Power Station-chimney demolition-002



  1. The Demolition of Tsing Yi Power Station, Hong Kong – The Structural Engineer, Volume 78 (2000) Issue 23/24
  2. Demolition of Tsing Yi Power Station – Non-Blasting Option Volume II – Main Report CLP 1997

This article was first posted on 4th June 2014.

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