A 116-meter-high (380 feet), 32-story, 50,000-ton university tower built in 1972 was razed to the ground in a matter of seconds yesterday in Frankfurt, Germany.
It's the tallest-ever building in Europe to be demolished by a blast. They used 950 kilograms of explosives that they inserted into 1,500 strategically placed drilled holes.
That really is clever: no need of explosives, cleaner, quieter, more eco-friendly… plus it generates electricity!
These photos capture incredible moments of a 17-storey concrete building being blown to pieces in Scotland. Glencairn Tower block that opened in 1964 needed about 55kg of explosives to be reduced to 12,000 tons of rubble. Inside this post, you can watch spectacular video of the building crashing to the ground.
The former Ohio Edison Mad River Power Plant's smoke stake that was 275 feet tall fell the wrong way and crushed the surrounding buildings during the demolition process. The tower also knocked down two power lines and caused the power loss in the city for two hours. It all happened because the demolition company didn’t detect a crack on one side of the tower. Luckily, no one was hurt because of this mistake.
You just shouldn't be anywhere close to the demolition area, in a 3 mile radius...
Different countries use different methods to tear down a house. People in China probably use the most extraordinary and surprising method of house demolition.
It took over one thousand pounds of explosive to put this 450 feet tall and 345 wide monster down.
The demolition was considered potentially dangerous so people or the media weren’t allowed to approach the scene.
It took place on May 24 in South Carolina at the Savannah River Site.