Watch the moment Puerto Rico's famous Arecibo Observatory collapses 1

Watch the moment Puerto Rico’s famous Arecibo Observatory collapses


Watch the moment when Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, one of the largest in the world, collapsed after a cable snapped.

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    1. @lostsignalreception but now they have to clean that mess up. if they did it the proper way there would be no mess at this scale

    2. @Cotton the Easter Cottontail Rabbit This is true, but now there’s no need for 3 years of environmental impact studies and 200 companies slowly and “safely” bringing it down bit by bit.

  1. Too bad it couldn’t just get some international funding to keep it running, or is it just so outdated we don’t need it anymore?

    1. It was heavily damaged over past 50 years or so. Then earth quakes and Hurricane past year or so has damaged it more. It was beyond fixing. It was scheduled be safely taking apart but then this happend

  2. They had already decided to demolish it in a “controlled way” since a engineering report last year showed a number of the cables where failing. Nature beat them to it.

  3. The cables started snapping 3 months ago. Its obsolete tech and not worth the money it would have cost to fix.

  4. Can’t believe battlefield 4 predicted this happening. They had a map with the same structure in it. And you could make the whole thing collapse mid game. Crazy!

  5. Crazy how you can see smoke (?) coming from where the cables used to be after they snap. That must have been quite the friction between steel cables.

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