APS implode old water tower & stacks on Saturday

Crews imploded an old APS power plant in south Phoenix on Saturday.

The implosion is happening near 43rd Avenue and Buckeye Road on 7 a.m. Saturday.

The water tower and two stacks were built in the 1930's and they were part of the old oil-fired steam units at this power plant. At one point, this power plant was one of the largest energy-producers for the city of Phoenix.

Some employees are a little sad to see the building come tumbling down.

One engineer who has been employed for nearly forty years at APS used to work in the old building.

There were no plans made for a public viewing site for the implosion due to safety concerns.

APS says they do not currently have plans to build any new projects on the property.