NGC Blows Up


National Geographic Channel is set to explode.

The network will air three specials about the Loizeaux family, known as the "Demolition Dynasty" for their work in imploding more than 7,000 buildings, bridges and towers around the world.

Among demolition-industry records held by the family: the Seattle Kingdome, the largest structure by volume ever razed; the 439-foot-tall Hudson Department Store in Detroit, the largest single building ever imploded, at 2.2 million square feet; and the Omega Radio Tower in Trelew, Argentina, the tallest structure ever to be imploded.

The three NGC specials:

• Thursday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. (EST/PST): Demolition Dynasty, which introduces viewers to the Loizeaux family from their start in the demolition business in 1947.

• Sunday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m.: World's Best Implosions, which chronicles the biggest, tallest, and most difficult buildings, bridges and structures the family’s company, CDI, has toppled.

• Sunday, Dec. 12, 9 p.m.: Exploding Las Vegas, which chronicles the demolition of seven of the original hotel-casinos on the famous Las Vegas Strip.