What goes up must eventually come down, but tall brick and mortar chimneys and cooling towers must come down carefully. During controlled demolitions, people come from all over to get photographs at a safe distance, like this awesome photo montage of the chimney demolition at Henninger Brewery in Frankfurt, Germany in 2006. See the rest of this collection of pictures with stories at Chimney Liner Pro. Link -Thanks, Johny!
(Image credit: Wikipedia user Heptagon)