Imagination, innovation and ingenuity harnessed to tackle massive tower.
Necessity is the mother of invention, or so they say. And nowhere is that more true than in the field of demolition, and industry in which each new challenge is met with out-of-the-box-thinking and a large helping of innovation.
Take this video, for example. Because a blast was out of the question, the 162 meters high cooling tower of the former Mülheim-Kärlich nuclear power plant was cleared from above with a remote-controlled excavator piece by piece. Once the tower was below a height of 80 metres, a high reach demolition excavator finished the works from the ground.