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The Thames Estuary skyline has been forever altered after the tallest concrete structure to be demolished in the UK was blown up.
The Grain Power Station under construction.
The view of the iconic 244-metre chimney from Southend. It was the tallest concrete structure to be demolished in the UK.
Originally opened in 1979, it was able to produce enough electricity to power more than one million homes. It closed in December 2012.
Experts detonated the chimney of the defunct chimney just after 11am on Wednesday, creating some 40,000 tonnes of concrete rubble. Pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Bill Cliff, plant manager at Grain B Power Station, said: "'It's an emotional day for the people who have worked at Grain A Power Station, and for those that have become fond of seeing the chimney as a prominent feature on the Medway skyline." Pic: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire