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Birmingham icon faces the chop…

Demolition plans focus on one of city’s tallest buildings. Developers are hoping to start work demolishing one of the tallest city centre tower blocks in Birmingham in March, planning to replace it with a brand new building. The 1970s building, 103 Colmore Row, was once occupied by NatWest but has been empty since 2003. New […]

Dykon expects chilly reception…

Explosives crew standing by to blast river ice. If a 1-mile-long ice jam on the Platte River doesn’t start moving downstream, officials plan to use explosives to blast it loose early Thursday, said John Winkler, general manager of the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District. “This ice jam has been stubborn. It hasn’t moved one iota,” […]

PG&E settles with man hit by flying debris…

Energy company will now seek to recoup costs from contractor behind botched implosion. A Bakersfield man who was badly injured by flying shrapnel during the August 2013 demolition of an old power plant owned by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has reached a settlement with the utility. But PG&E has also filed a cross-complaint against […]

Demolishing the “mouth of Hell”…

End in sight for widely ridiculed Greyfriars bus station. Work has started to demolish a tower and bridge at a bus station once labelled the “mouth of hell”. The work, which started at the weekend, is part of the demolition of Northampton’s Greyfriars bus station and office building. Lady’s Lane, which has been closed while […]

Vegas braced for another blast…

Clarion to fall in early February. The Clarion Hotel and Casino off the Las Vegas Strip is expected to collapse in an early-morning Feb. 10 implosion. Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said Thursday the planned explosive demolition is scheduled between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. The 200-room 12-story hotel on 305 Convention Center Dr. sits […]

Chinese in fear of “demolition aunties”…

Squad of middle-aged women carrying out enforced demolition. Chinese police are investigating reports that middle-aged women were paid 200 yuan (S$43) each to demolish homes for a new development, a government official said, sparking anger about one of the country’s most common causes of unrest. Forced demolitions are a frequent trigger of anger in China, […]

Video – Chain of Rocks bridge downed…

Live video stream captures fall of infamous bridge. Salvage teams will be working to remove the largely intact central span of the Chain of Rocks bridge from the canal below following a successful controlled blast earlier today. This was the first stage in an ongoing demolition programme. The westbound span over the canal and the […]

Video – Demolition en Francais…

Truly stunning footage of Liebherr 984 high reach in action. Parlez vous Francais? Well, while it might be helpful to understand the commentary, it doesn’t matter either way as these stunning images from Brunel Demolition pretty much speak for themselves. Watch from above as a Liebherr 984 high reach excavator dismantles this tower block and […]

After the war…

Stunning photos show remnants of Afghanistan’s largest military base. The combat mission in Afghanistan officially ended last Sunday, marking the end of the longest war in American history. Now, a new non-combat mission centered at Bagram Air field will take its place. Originally built in the 1950’s, the Bagram Air Field in the Parwan province […]

Video – Fairfax bridge falls…

Friday blast drops first bridge section. The first of two planned implosions on the Fairfax Bridge has gone according to plan, according to local news reports. The 760 metre long bridge was built in 1935 and until recently carried an average of 6,000 vehicles per day. The demolition of the old bridge and its subsequent […]

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