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Old Power Plant Tower Imploded In Coppell

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COPPELL (CBSDFW.COM) - The third tower of the old Luminant power plant was imploded just after 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning in Coppell. City officials did not publicize the event because they did not want to attract a crowd. But a small number of people still managed to learn about the implosion, and found a spot to watch the 48-year-old building come down.

Luminant placed doorhangers on homes in the area, warning residents about the implosion. The city also called residents ahead of time.

The entire implosion took just seconds. “That was really cool how it went down really fast,” said young spectator Austin Smith. “You couldn’t hear it, so it fell down and you could see it, and then you heard it after a few seconds later.”

Luminant stopped operating the power plant in 2008 and retired it in 2009. When operational, the facility generated enough power for more than 350,000 average Texas homes.

This is the old power plant’s final tower to be imploded. The first tower came down in April. Additional structures must still be demolished, but no date has been set for that process. The company plans to recycle 95 percent of the rubble including parts made of steel and copper. Luminant also plans to sell the property. If the City of Coppell purchases it, the land could be used to build a new training facility for the police department or fire department.

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