Just after 7 a.m., strategically placed charges brought the mammoth structure down before a crowd of thousands of residents, elected officials and the media.
For the first time since the late 1950's, Chula Vista has an open view to South San Diego Bay. The land can now be used for future parks, as designated by the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista as part of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.
The Port of San Diego invites members of the public to witness a historic, long-anticipated event - the implosion of the South Bay Power Plant, which has been a fixture on the Chula Vista bayfront since the late 1950s.
Boaters interested in learning more about eco-friendly hull paint can stop by the Port of San Diego's booth at the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show, which takes place January 24-27, 2013 at Sunroad Resort Marina on Harbor Island. For more information, visit BigBayBoatShow.com.
In a historic milestone for the Chula Vista bayfront, the obsolete South Bay Power Plant is scheduled to be imploded February 2, 2013, weather permitting – which will remove the mammoth structure and open up land that the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista have designated for future public parks.
The implosion is scheduled for 7 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2013, weather and other conditions permitting. A final decision on whether or not to proceed will be made that morning. The implosion will be carried out only under appropriate weather conditions, including wind speeds of 15 mph or less, as part of a comprehensive plan to protect air and water quality.