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Do you realise that part of the demolition of a building involves clearing up all that rubble that you now find on the ground? Just imagine how much of a job it would be clearing up that disorderly mess, as opposed to decontructing the building bit by bit. Oh yeah, it`s a lot more efficient, isn`t it? Plus the added benefits others have mentioned.
And besides, the extra time it takes to lower the building wouldn`t be very long in comparison to the whole job.
Oh and I wouldn`t call fake on this, because although they do loop the footage, it still suggests that one floor has been removed...why would anyone do this unless they are in fact demolishing a building?
Informally, this method is called daruma-otoshi, the name of a Japanese game where you remove the lowest block on a stack by knocking it out with a small mallet.
According to Kajima, the daruma-otoshi demolition method — which is now being used to dismantle a 75 meter (246 ft) tall, 20-story building and a 65 meter (213 ft) tall, 17-story building — is safer and creates less noise and dust pollution because the work is kept close to the ground. In addition, this method cuts demolition time by 20% and makes it easier to separate and recycle the building materials.
They can cut a building in half and move the facade back to open space to the streets.. mind your enginering knowledge before praising something that`s not really that new and a country famous for taking the fame for things they didn`t created.
"wait a second it repeats itself. the second floor is just the first half of the video again!" - Dave32891 post 42
COPY CAT :O i said it first!!
Silly copy cat not reading the previous posts :O
"This was a ground-level video of the buildings being taken down."
i wonder where those pilars go though, it seems as though they are lowered into the ground, so wouldnt that meant it had to be designed to allow a skyscraper high pillar to go underground, not very practical when you think about subway systems and sewage thatd require space underground
I laughed. Hard. You`re quite convinced that the US is much better at failing, right?
What the hell is up with the sudden influx of monosyllabic 13-17s? It`s starting to look like Youtube comment pages.
But, like many other posters, I would rather see them blow the crap out of it. Nothing beats the huge cloud of smoke rolling towards you containing who knows what that has the face of Satan on it.