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Date: 06/18/13 03:32 PM

20 Responses to Japan Absorbs An Entire Building

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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    Link: Japan Absorbs An Entire Building - Japan invents a new demolition strategy that is safe, eco-friendly, generates power, and uses ps3 controllers.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Neat.
    Where are the tentacles?
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    now that is awesome
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    CreamK Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm
    Too efficient and no explosions.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 18, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Clever and awesome, but explosions are way cooler.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    June 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm
    That`s pretty neat.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    June 18, 2013 at 6:49 pm
    And they said "Playing PacMan will get you no where"
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1945 posts
    June 18, 2013 at 6:55 pm
    Cool man, real cool.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm
    6 Months? Can`t just go boom?
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    June 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    6 months? Stick to dynamite.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    June 18, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    I thought that a properly executed implosion would not typically affect surrounding buildings. This seems horribly inefficient and slow.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    I bet the Chinese could bring it down quicker. Just build a lighthouse on the Diaoyu Islands and wait for the bombers.

    In seriousness, I am in a related industry and I would not want to be in, under or near that building when they demolish it that way.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    VV It`s a BIG building! There`s at least 2 other buildings close to it. Plus there`s all sorts of benefits to doing it this way:
    Clean
    Quiet
    Recycle everything!

    And it`s probably not TOO much more expensive overall.

    There`s a lot of buildings in big cities that are "too big to demolish" and someday will have to be torn down...
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    June 19, 2013 at 12:25 am
    Im liking this lots
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 19, 2013 at 1:02 am
    Like.
    As much as I like Asplosions! (explosions) for demolition, being at ground level and having to put up with all that dust and stuff can be a bit tiresome.
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    June 19, 2013 at 6:33 am
    You can demolish an enclosed building. Sighthill Tower block in Glasgow, had a railway track 10 metres one side and a primary school 10 metres the other side and it was brought down with a controlled explosion.
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    June 19, 2013 at 7:10 am
    So that`s the latest PS3 game? (0:19)
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 19, 2013 at 9:02 am
    @Pandabee: Sighthill Towers Demolition

    Those blocks are 20 stories? yes? And there`s lots of room around them.

    Tokyo Grand Prince Hotel is 40 stories, bigger all around and surrounded by other tall buildings.

    Since the demolition preparations took 9 months? Overall it`s not a whole lot faster, eh? (But it is cheaper, (and more fun!) to blow stuff up...)
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    June 19, 2013 at 9:30 am
    Maybe we will see this demolition style during our next "terrorist attack".
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    June 19, 2013 at 10:03 am
    Sure beats the hell out of their old demolition method:

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