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Japan Absorbs An Entire Building

Hits: 5520 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: richanddead
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chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:03:49 AM
Sure beats the hell out of their old demolition method:


Agent00Smith
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2104 Posts
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:30:27 AM
Maybe we will see this demolition style during our next "terrorist attack".

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24082 Posts
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:02:16 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...)

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1350 Posts
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:10:55 AM
So that's the latest PS3 game? (0:19)

Pandabee
Female, 40-49, Europe
 822 Posts
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:33:41 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.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4326 Posts
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 1:02:02 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.

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 9578 Posts
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 12:25:00 AM
Im liking this lots

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24082 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:37:19 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...

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11486 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:37:13 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.

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 951 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:50:43 PM
I thought that a properly executed implosion would not typically affect surrounding buildings. This seems horribly inefficient and slow.

Solvent
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:32:27 PM
6 months? Stick to dynamite.

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2142 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:07:27 PM
6 Months? Can't just go boom?

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1506 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:55:46 PM
Cool man, real cool.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:49:19 PM
And they said "Playing PacMan will get you no where"

Ani187
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 4532 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:10:33 PM
That's pretty neat.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33895 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 5:17:43 PM

Clever and awesome, but explosions are way cooler.

CreamK
Male, 40-49, Europe
 940 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:45:20 PM
Too efficient and no explosions.

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1326 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:23:58 PM
now that is awesome

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3319 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:17:16 PM

Neat.
Where are the tentacles?

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1712 Posts
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:33:00 PM
Link: Japan Absorbs An Entire Building [Rate Link] - Japan invents a new demolition strategy that is safe, eco-friendly, generates power, and uses ps3 controllers.


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