CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Florida Power Plant Imploded - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Florida Power Plant Imploded

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Fort Lauderdale, FL -

A piece of Florida history came crashing to the ground Tuesday morning.

Crews used 450 pounds of dynamite to demolish the Florida Power and Light Company.

The power plant and its signature candy-cane-striped stacks had been part of the Fort Lauderdale skyline for half a century.

The plant was imploded by a series of controlled explosions, and the whole demolition took about 60 seconds.

The plant will be replaced by a state-of-the-art natural gas facility. Construction on the new center is set to begin in 2014 and is expected to begin serving customers in 2016.

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