“As a pyrotechnician you learn that you might put in hundreds if not thousands of hours into something that will last about 10 seconds.”
The largest firework shell that has ever been detonated in the Western Hemisphere was set off in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. It weighed well over 1,100 lbs and was built over nine months. 58 lbs of black powder gave this puppy enough get up and go to light up the Colorado sky. ‘Murica….nuff said.