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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Passing away of the 4 - Sisters

Hey guys

Most of you guys may or may not of heard about the Demolition
that occurred this past Monday for the Lakeview smokestacks located near Port Credit.
Then again Not too many of you guys are from the Toronto Canada area.......
Any ways last Monday, on June 11th we had a land mark
taken down that was used by sailors as a guide
to navigate.

The smoke stacks were erected in 1962 and have dominated the waterfront
for more than 50 years. They were 150 metre-tall smokestacks that were known as the 4-sisters.

I attended the event and snapped a few pics for us to see. I ended up tresssp[assing on the private property to
get a front row seat so to speak...
The whole thing happened in under 40 seconds.
At 7:31 am there was a series of 8 loud Bangs (sounded like thundering gun shots)
Within 5 seconds after that the first sister started her descent much slowly at first then
dropped effortlessly to the ground.
At mid point the smokestack couldn't handle her own weight and snapped in half like
a twig before even touching the ground.

It was a sight to see. It ended up costing 13 Million dollars
just to have these demo-ed, hmmmmm
That's a **** load of Ibanez's if you ask me...

Enjoy

Steve





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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-20-2006, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Weird On Monday this happened in Port Credit
and by Friday I met Mr. Vai in Port Credit of all places
not knowing anything.

Good Times For Sure!!!!!!!

I better buy a lottery ticket from down there. LOL

Squeegy
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Cool photos, I saw this on the new here in Australia on the weekend.
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Cool! and I thought somebody passed away
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Cool! and I thought somebody passed away
lol! Same here!
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Re: Passing away of the 4 - Sisters

Not to nitpick, but if they went up in '62 they haven't dominated anything for over 50 years
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey yah True enough
My Bad!!!!!

1952 would be more like it.
Now if I can find an old 62 Gibson Gold Top
I'd be rich!!!! LOL

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Indeed you would be, as they didn't make Les Pauls in '62 (well, they did but they were SG shaped)
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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You are correct for sure!

I know what you mean.
Here is the family Les Paul.
A 1960 Les paul with the SG style body and Yes it's
for sure a 1960..... LOL








Good times

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Cool photos,
+1

Regards

André



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