Cape Town’s landmarks fall today
By Lelethu Mquqo
22 August 2010
In just minutes, two of Cape Town’s most recognisable landmarks will be no more.
The demolition team tasked with carrying out the destruction of the Athlone Power Station’s cooling towers says everything is on track for the big bang when the concrete towers are imploded at noon.
The 80-metre high structures were deemed structurally unsound in February.
The so-called “Old Ladies of Cape Town” have been part of the skyline next to the N-2 for 50 years.
The City’s Charlse Cooper says everything is on schedule and the executive mayor will give the go ahead.