Join explosives experts Dr. Braden Lusk and Dr. Paul Worsey for a backstage pass to the world's biggest and toughest demolition jobs. From urban skyscrapers and massive steel bridges to giant stadiums and towering cranes, you'll meet the highly-skilled blasters who can bring down any structure with pinpoint accuracy. Using special sacrifice cameras and high-speed camera technology, our experts will give you a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how demolition specialists take down engineering giants with the push of a button.
The Detonators takes you inside the explosive-packed world of professional demolition engineers as they use all their skills to fire off the perfect blast.
S01E03 - HIGH-RISES and HOTEL
First, blasters in Glasgow, Scotland are using a computerized detonation system to blast a pair of high-rise towers. Not only are the two buildings extremely tall, they are right across the street from vital structures that can't be touched. Then it's off to the demolition lab for a dry run on bringing down an old hotel in a tricky spot in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.
Originally aired: 02/11/2009