Here the workers have been watching, as was I, for a good hour until the stovepipe toppled and came crashing to the ground at 12:53..only wish I had caught it falling mid-stream! And there went my still life!
Painting the top part of the demolition always started with the stovepipe as my anchor point from which to measure and gauge the rest of the painting...
Now they have about seventy feet to go down to the river..solid cement and rebar..chipping away bit by bit with two 16,000 pound pneumatic hammers as seen above in the second photo.
Working on an 8x10" painting of the last top part of the dam to be demolished. The part I was waiting to see happen was for the "stovepipe" to come down...The photo below shows the jackhammer operator judiciously hammering away at the base of the structure...