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A wall section of Lewes Castle, a medieval fortification structure that was built during the 11th century and is located in East Sussex, England, partially collapsed into a residence.

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  • Date occured Monday, 11 November 2019

Morandi, a bridge that partially collapsed less than a year ago, was finally demolished.

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  • Date occured Friday, 28 June 2019

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a 3-story building collapsed in Lagos, the largest city of Nigeria, causing the death of at least 9 people.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 13 March 2019

An uninhabited 5-story building internally collapsed on December 21, 2018.

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  • Date occured Friday, 21 December 2018

At least 3,150 illegally built structures in the wider area of Athens will be demolished after the fatal wildfires in June 23, according to Greek government.

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  • Date occured Thursday, 23 August 2018

The tower was the world's tallest abandoned building for a while and the biggest structure in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg

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The cable-stayed bridge, whose collapse killed 10 construction workers, was set to be opened in March as part of a major highway linked to the capital Bogota

On Monday, November 20th, the Georgia Dome – an 80,000-capacity stadium that opened in 1992 and hosted events in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, was torn down. More than 2,000kg of explosives were used for the implosion, which took place at 7:30 a.m. , and was covered by the local media. The stadium, which was also the Falcons’ home for the past 25 years, was one of the country’s largest domed stadiums and its construction had cost $214m. It is now replaced by the adjacent, newly erected $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in August this year.

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The Russian Duma recently approved the bill (in its final form) concerning Moscow’s residential face-lift. Up to 7,900 aging apartment blocks (a full 10% of the city’s housing) is set to be torn down and replaced with high-rise apartments. Most of them are the so-called “Khrushchevka” flats (after the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev), prefabricated five-story buildings, built during the Soviet housing boom of the 1950s and 1960s. These are apartments with thin walls, low ceilings and generally poor architectural design. The project, which is considered one of the largest urban resettlement programs in history as 1.6 million people will be resettled, is estimated to cost around 300 billion rubles ($5.3 billion) over three years. However, officials project the longer-term cost of relocating and rehousing the residents over 20 years will be at least $53 billion.

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Designed by architects Alison and Peter Smithson during the 1960s and completed in 1972, Robin Hood Gardens is considered by some people as one of the most important post-war Britain's social housing development. However, it is set to be demolished in the coming weeks to make way for a suite of new housing blocks.

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