To take our collective minds off the plight of the 2023 Texas Rangers, here’s a random article about architecture:
In the controlled demolition industry, building implosion is the strategic placing of explosive material and timing of its detonation so that a structure collapses on itself in a matter of seconds, minimizing the physical damage to its immediate surroundings. Despite its terminology, building implosion also includes the controlled demolition of other structures, such as bridges, smokestacks, towers, and tunnels.
Building implosion, which reduces to seconds a process which could take months or years to achieve by other methods, typically occurs in urban areas and often involves large landmark structures.
The actual use of the term “implosion” to refer to the destruction of a building is a misnomer. “What happens is, you use explosive materials in critical structural connections to allow gravity to bring it down.”