Blowdown (TV series)

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Blowdown is an internationally broadcast documentary television series that follows a team of explosive demolition experts as they prepare and implode iconic, complex and challenging structures around the world.

The series airs on National Geographic Channel International, History Television in Canada, DMAX in Germany and Five in the United Kingdom, and is produced by Parallax Film Productions Inc..

The hour-long shows focus on the dangers, challenges, and inside strategies of this high-risk[1] type of demolition by documenting the work of a specialized explosives team: Controlled Demolition Incorporated of Phoenix, Maryland, USA.

Using a combination of exclusive footage, high-concept visual effects and process-driven computer models,[2] Blowdown explains the complex science behind CDI’s mission.[3]

The series highlights obstacles the team encounters as they rely on experience and intuition to reverse engineer structures designed to be indestructible.[4]

Episodes[edit]

Season One[edit]

Season One episodes include the explosive demolition of:[5]

Season Two[edit]

Season Two episodes include the explosive demolition of:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Explosives Fact Sheet 13 Using Explosives for Demolition, New South Wales Government url: "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  2. ^ Parallax Film Productions website trailers url: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  3. ^ National Geographic's "Blowdown" Series - 2008, The Loizeaux Group, LLC url: http://www.controlled-demolition.com/default.asp?reqLocId=6&reqItemId=20080827122422[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ National Geographic Features url: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  5. ^ National Geographic Features url: "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-11-17. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 

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