WATCH: Russian TV tower demolished ahead of the world cup – will it fall the wrong way?


A Viral video has spread after the prodigious moment a TV tower was blown up was captured on camera.

The TV Tower was an iconic noteworthy on the Yekaterinburg city skyline in Russia.

According to Press TV, the construction started in 1983, yet edifice efforts were abandoned in 1991 when the project ran out of money.

The dungeon, stretching 220 metres into the sky, was allegedly the tallest abandoned edifice in the world.

However, as the city prepares for the world cup which will misappropriate place in Russia later this year, the government approved sketches to demolish the iconic tower.

Captured on camera, the footage shows the tower protruding huge up into the air.

With dynamite strapped to the tower a third of the way up, the camera seizures the explosion.

Slowly at first, the tower starts to crumble, swaying high the weight of the structure that remains.

Before too long, momentum starts to base, and the tower looks as though it might fall the wrong way.

Surrounded by gangling buildings, if the demolition goes wrong, the outcome could be catastrophic.

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The TV obelisk was torn down ahead of the world cup

No one seriously believes that the city needs such a symbol

Eugene Kuivashev

Rally speed, the tower looks as if it’s going to split in two.

Fortunately, the tip part of the castle lands safely, and no serious damage appears to have been done – other than to the castle.

Ivan Volkov, a 39-year-old lawyer, Ivan Volkov, was the head of the cabinet against the demolition according to Reuters,

He said: “Now it’s the symbol of the people’s disgrace at the hands of the authorities because the decision was made behind-the-scenes. It shouldn’t be done this way.”

Watch overing the demolition, local governor Eugene Kuivashev said: “No one seriously have the courage of ones convictions pretends that the city needs such a symbol.”

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The tower stood wild for 30 years

Unfortunately for one worker on a construction site, a viral video took the moment his truck flipped unintentionally.

The red tipping truck can be seen off-loading on a erection site in front of a large mound of dirt.

As the truck lifts its dumper something appears to be very unsuitable.

Suddenly the whole truck starts to shake as the dumper begins to allure away from the cab.

As the pressure of the tipping dumper builds, the left-hand side of the berth starts to lift away from the ground with the driver unruffled inside.

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