Demolishing explosions

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Earlier this month, the 42-year-old AfE Tower took seconds to crumble down in Frankfurt, Germany, according to many photographers at the scene. And after a quick exploration of efficient landmark removals on Flickr, there are a slew of other abandoned structures that met a thrilling demise.

See more photos capturing high-rises and bridges in the moment of collapse in the Demolition Action gallery and “demolition explosion” photos.

Photos from Dirk Sobro, jamiepryer, ollismove, pyroninja, and video from meltedplastic.