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Date: 07/16/08 09:32 AM

72 Responses to Most Efficient Skyscraper Demolition

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    July 16, 2008 at 8:14 am
    Link: Most Efficient Skyscraper Demolition - Damn, the Japanese even demolish their buildings better than us.
  2. Profile photo of soupkid
    soupkid Male 30-39
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:35 am
    What fun is that? Watching buildings explode and tumble down is much better! ~LOL~
  3. Profile photo of fleafly
    fleafly Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:35 am
    Cool
  4. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:36 am
    boring blowing stuff up is more fun
  5. Profile photo of Charizzo
    Charizzo Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:36 am
    Wow... that`s really awkward... Like the skyscraper is melting away.
  6. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:39 am
    hmph...uh, thats a very clean way to remove a building. But, well, how exactly does that work?
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    YOUREWINNER Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:41 am
    Pff...that`s just because they have no space to do anything. You know what the US is better at than Japan? Everything.
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    joshrt Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:41 am
    thats 1 helluva long demolition
  9. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:42 am
    Cool, but I have to agree that it`s WAY more fun to watch them implode and come down in a few seconds than it is to watch that.
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    rick_mor Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:47 am
    I wish they had goku power up and blow the building away instead
  11. Profile photo of blackhawk972
    blackhawk972 Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:49 am
    yeah if you want to do it the PG way.
    i like explosions.
  12. Profile photo of BoNe_Juggalo
    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:50 am
    ^^ Or Godzilla
  13. Profile photo of djmofo117
    djmofo117 Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:53 am
    an A bomb does it way quicker and looks cooler..... USA all the way
  14. Profile photo of lenashawitz
    lenashawitz Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:03 am
    They don`t look very demolished to me.. looks like they just lose support so they can topple in a tragic accident.
  15. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:07 am
    That`s weird, but I prefer blowing buildings up.
  16. Profile photo of iwcu
    iwcu Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:16 am
    Is blowing the building up a sensible thing to do in the middle of a downtown area? i think not.
  17. Profile photo of RickSei
    RickSei Male 30-39
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:19 am
    I think that the building has to be designed and constructed to pull that off. I don`t think they can just pick any old building and do that. Very cool, neat, and much safer than exploding.

    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.

  18. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:20 am
    let the sky scapades begin!
    but that was seriously boreing tho intresting
  19. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:28 am
    "Pff...that`s just because they have no space to do anything. You know what the US is better at than Japan? Everything."

    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.

  20. Profile photo of luckyse7en
    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:31 am
    I think thats a clean way of demolishing it...
    I think its as time consuming as cleaning up the debris made when you blow up a building.
  21. Profile photo of addler
    addler Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:39 am
    figured a japanophile would come and comment on that comment...

    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

  22. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:40 am
    That didnt look so much as demolished as disolved!
  23. Profile photo of lmaonaise
    lmaonaise Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:45 am
    how?
  24. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:46 am
    umm not really more effeciant, It would take less time and energy to blow it up and clear it away
  25. Profile photo of excelman
    excelman Male 30-39
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:47 am
    The building melted like the wicked witch of the west
  26. Profile photo of tispayne
    tispayne Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:58 am
    efficeint?! thatl take forever!
  27. Profile photo of VikingGuy
    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:13 am
    more like ineffecient...and lame.
  28. Profile photo of monktoast
    monktoast Male 18-29
    263 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 11:26 am
    domo ee!
  29. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:27 am
    i question both the efficiency of that method and the classification of the building we only see a corner of as a skyscraper.
  30. Profile photo of ascarybear
    ascarybear Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:31 am
    That seems less efficient to me
  31. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:31 am
    Oh, goodness. I can see the 9/11 conspiracy theorist now...

    "This was a ground-level video of the buildings being taken down."

  32. Profile photo of tenkfists
    tenkfists Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:38 am
    thats way too time consuming not that "efficient"
  33. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:41 am
    ther is probably a system in place underground to clamp on to one set of beams and remove the lower set then lower it a level and repeat. imploding a building isnt very dangerous if its done right by people who know what they are doing. ive seen quite a few videos were they only had around 15-20 feet of clearance on one side of a building and nothing but dust touched the surrounding buildings. use the right explosive for the materials the building is made out of put them in the right places and time the detonations properly and buildings come down in a neat little pile.
  34. Profile photo of Glowy
    Glowy Male 18-29
    355 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 11:43 am
    That building wouldn`t even pass safety inspections here by the looks of it. Unless they removed some internal supports before.
  35. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:46 am
    So it melts into the ground? That`s oddly confusing.
  36. Profile photo of blondie4
    blondie4 Female 18-29
    12 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 11:57 am
    we do that like some bad-asses! Imagine how many little Japanese boys see on the Discovery channel how your supposed to get in there with dynamite, then when Dad gets home. Well, he just gets no respect..
  37. Profile photo of leyyth
    leyyth Male 18-29
    19 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    its efficicient cos they can then go and use all the bricks and metal and stuff again.
  38. Profile photo of banhammer
    banhammer Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    so no one noticed the start and the end of the video are the exact same??? meaning they lowerd tiny little white bits (start and end) then they demolished the floor and lowerd the supports, but then it cuts to the white bits that look more like concrete.
  39. Profile photo of JoeTheRipper
    JoeTheRipper Male 18-29
    288 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    Bombs seem more efficient.
  40. Profile photo of banhammer
    banhammer Male 13-17
    19 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 12:42 pm
    and and and!!! the shadows are wrong, one second the whole underside is completly dark, they next, it light up again, but the building is lowerd!! i vote its a fake.
  41. Profile photo of dave32891
    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    i still think America`s better
  42. Profile photo of dave32891
    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    wait a second it repeats itself. the second floor is just the first half of the video again!
  43. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    PRETTY COOL
  44. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    BLOW IT UP
  45. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 2:33 pm
    More like slowest, lamest, and LEAST efficient building demolition ever. Imagine how much energy it takes to mechanically support a building for days on end.
  46. Profile photo of Sean_confer
    Sean_confer Male 18-29
    172 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 3:04 pm
    Dawwww Son of a bitch :-(
  47. Profile photo of Neon_Fedora
    Neon_Fedora Female 13-17
    450 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 3:41 pm
    This reminds me of a Back to the Future quote:
    "No wonder this circuit failed, it says made in Japan."
    "What do you mean Doc, all the best stuff is made in Japan."
    "Unbelievable."
    ^^
  48. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    It may be a longer process but it is a lot cleaner and less noisy!
  49. Profile photo of banhammer
    banhammer Male 13-17
    19 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    "so no one noticed the start and the end of the video are the exact same???" - me post 38

    "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

  50. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 4:49 pm
    Very neat and clean. But it must be quite time consuming; I`d still vote for the ol` reliable explosives. ^_~
  51. Profile photo of Razamire
    Razamire Female 18-29
    661 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 4:53 pm
    waste not,want not.
  52. Profile photo of jacothegr8
    jacothegr8 Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 5:12 pm
    better then using planes eh
  53. Profile photo of maneaterx3
    maneaterx3 Female 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 7:06 pm
    i`m not sure how they did it but the video looks looped, so i`m calling shenanigans.
  54. Profile photo of soro
    soro Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 7:07 pm
    See- instead of being enviable of the Japanese, why don`t we copy them and give them the credit? Everything would be so much easier.
  55. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
    768 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 8:32 pm
    That was awesome, but how long does it take?
  56. Profile photo of Joolin
    Joolin Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    You know what I just realized IAB needs? Comment ratings. You know, like how on YouTube if you get enough thumbs downs your comment gets removed - well I think IAB could really use something like that. Case in point - "boring blowing stuff up is more fun"
  57. Profile photo of Tdogg111
    Tdogg111 Male 13-17
    473 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 9:28 pm
    well its clean and all, but in reality its much more efficient to just blow it up. With this they have to take every peice off floor by floor, then wait. This would take a very long time.
  58. Profile photo of monkeyinmind
    monkeyinmind Female 18-29
    90 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 9:35 pm
    Cool, but explosions are fun.
  59. Profile photo of SageLudwig
    SageLudwig Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 10:29 pm
    In US/UK/Germany/Spain/Brazil and lots of other countries this has been done before and much more..

    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.

  60. Profile photo of Moopgasm
    Moopgasm Male 18-29
    250 posts
    July 16, 2008 at 11:45 pm
    SHAWPED
  61. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    July 17, 2008 at 5:40 am
    Well that takes the fun out of it.
  62. Profile photo of AmazingEddy
    AmazingEddy Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    Kajima Corporation, a Japanese construction company, demolishes high-rise buildings from the bottom up. They install giant hydraulic jacks on the first floor, break up all the building material on that floor, then lower the jacks and repeat the process on the second floor (which is now resting at ground level.)

    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.

  63. Profile photo of twitches
    twitches Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    everybodys saying it`s shopped, but what you on`t rrealize is this is pictures taken every now and again and it looks the same because they do the same thing for every floor. Accept the fact that it`s cool and more efficient.
  64. Profile photo of twitches
    twitches Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 3:54 pm
    Actually, it loks like there it is made with a video camera but the beginning and endingare probally the same because they ran out of footage. I say it`s legit.
  65. Profile photo of Andyl
    Andyl Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    To all you people who think that this is inefficient because of time...

    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?

  66. Profile photo of DVLDRVR666
    DVLDRVR666 Male 13-17
    612 posts
    July 17, 2008 at 10:55 pm
    imagine sally wong coming to work on monday..."WHERE HELL IS MY DESK...actually....WHERE THE HELL IS MY FLOOR!!!!!"
  67. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
    1265 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 2:06 am
    Yes, because "Wong" is a traditionally Japanese name.
  68. Profile photo of Desumien
    Desumien Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 11:36 am
    stupid japs >_> blow the fricking building up!!
  69. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    safe, effecient.
  70. Profile photo of 3justme3
    3justme3 Female 18-29
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    July 19, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    looks really odd like the ground got hungry or something....
  71. Profile photo of DolceAmaro
    DolceAmaro Female 13-17
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    July 20, 2008 at 6:59 pm
    awwwwwww. i wanted to watch something blow up. oh well. it was still pretty interesting to watch the whole process, anyway. *sigh* even if it didn`t include a mushroom cloud of rubble dust....its the thought that counts.
  72. Profile photo of KoolaidDylan
    KoolaidDylan Male 13-17
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    December 30, 2008 at 9:26 pm
    how is it more efficient?

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