17 July 2008

Demolishing a Building Without Demolition

You'll appreciate this if you're a tech geek. Video of a new razing technique from Japan:

The support pillars on the bottom floor are replaced with jacks which are then lowered, bringing the building down by one level. Then the process is repeated, floor by floor, until the whole thing comes down.


Barry Floore said...

I mean, that's really cool and all, but it seems rather... inefficient, yes?

WestEnder said...

It's definitely a lot of effort and expense. I assume it was done this way because other buildings were in close proximity.

Anonymous said...

That's no fun. Where's the explosions?