Athlone Power Station Cooling Towers Demolished
Two cooling towers of the Athlone Power Station have been demolished in Cape Town. Curious residents gathered to watch the structures collapse and leave behind a cloud of dust. The city authorities decided to demolish the long-decommissioned towers, built in the 1960s, for fear they might collapse on their own. However, this was postponed until the end of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.