Photo: Hoto By CDI Inc. Related Links: Tower Drops: Troubled Texas Condo Ends With A Crash The troubled existence of the listing, unfinished, 31-story Ocean Tower condominium structure and attached parking garage in South Padre Island, Texas, came to an end on Dec. 13 with an implosion by Controlled Demolition Inc., Phoenix, Md. Mark Loizeaux, president, says internal cameras confirmed that the process worked as planned. CDI used the tension of tendons in the structure to tilt the tower to compensate for the list, then undermined it to create an eccentric load, rotated it slightlyand dropped it into a pile
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.