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To make way for a new business district in the city of Wuhan (formerly known as Hankou) in Central China, 19 apartment buildings were demolished on Saturday, January 21. It was the largest building implosion project ever taken place in China, where more than 5 tonnes of explosives were used, distributed in 120,000 locations. The implosion was carried out at midnight and the operation covered an area of two blocks of flats (more than 15 hectares).  In the stunning video, the 7 to 12 story-high buildings vanish in just 10 seconds!

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 18:19

Video: Epic Demolition Failure

Six buildings in Glasgow were to be demolished, but something went wrong and two of them were left standing!

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 13 October 2015

A bridge that served for more than 100 years the residents of Pennsylvania, in the northeastern United States, was demolished by the authorities on Wednesday, due to the fact that an inspection revealed major deterioration.

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  • Date occured Friday, 31 July 2015
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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:01

Historical Building Of Kodak Demolished

The building 53 at the Industrial Park of New York collapsed, putting an end to an entire era of analogue photography that gave way to the digital era.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 22 July 2015
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Wednesday, 24 June 2015 11:06

Demolition of Old Bay Bridge

The first phase of the demolition process of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been completed. The project, with a final cost $63.7 million, started in November 2013 and finished the current month.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 24 June 2015

The intersection of Rio is a particularly complex technical project, because it serves many different destinations.

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  • Date occured Monday, 15 June 2015

The Coast Guard, along with Quincy, Boston and Massachusetts State police, set up a 1000-yard safety zone between Moon Island and Long Island on March 23rd. Shortly after, with a large burst of smoke, a 750-foot-long section of the Long Island Bridge, in Boston, was demolished. The demolition targeted three sections of the bridge, sections 12, 13 and 14 – each 250 feet long. The demolition, by Walsh Construction Co., is expected to cost $20.6 million and is to be completed by the end of April.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:39

Video: Tennessee Bridge Demolition

The video below shows Tennessee officials demolishing a bridge over I-65 last weekend. The demolition decision was taken after a gasoline tanker ran into the bridge on August 15th and exploded.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Many Cleveland residents were woken early on Saturday morning by the noise from the Inner Belt Bridge demolition. Controlled explosives were used to demolish five of the nine steel spans of the bridge over the Cuyahoga River around 6 a.m. local time. The Ohio Department of Transportation closed all roads within a 1,000-foot radius during the demolition. They also set up a viewing area for the public to watch the demolition nearby.  A video showing the span collapsing in a matter of seconds can be found here.

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  • Date occured Saturday, 12 July 2014
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:16

Harmon Tower to be Demolished Floor by Floor

The Harmon Hotel and Condominium Tower was supposed to be the centerpiece of MGM Resorts International’s $8.5 billion CityCenter development. Instead, the building stands unfinished on the Las Vegas, Nevada strip wrapped in a $1 million tarp designed to make the building look functional. All construction work on the inside of the building has been halted since 2008 as legal battles have been fought between the building’s design engineers, contractors, and owner. The Harmon’s $30 million floor-by-floor demolition received approval from a Clark County court in August 2013.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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